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Detection of structures called polyps other than stones in the gallbladder is also among the situations we encounter. A polyp is the name given to the raised appearance on the inner surface of the gallbladder that should not normally be present. These patients are followed up with the concern that this abnormal enlargement-growth in the tissue may turn into a malignant disease (cancer) in the future, and surgery is recommended from time to time.

The most important concern in gallbladder polyps is that it may turn into cancer in the future. Therefore, the size of the polyps is very important. The size of the polyps is determined clearly by ultrasonography. The critical value is 1 cm. If the total size of the existing polys is greater than 1 cm, it is not recommended to leave the gallbladder in place, it should be removed. In polyps below 1 cm, their size is monitored annually, and when it grows, it is recommended to remove the gallbladder again.

Gallbladder cancer is a rare condition. Although sometimes detected in the films taken, small cancer foci can be seen in the pathological examination of the gallbladder of patients who have had their gallbladder removed for another reason from time to time. If cancer is detected, the most effective treatment is surgery. The extent of surgery varies according to the stage of the disease.


If there is an image considered as cancer in the gallbladder, the gallbladder should be removed together with some liver if necessary.

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