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Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: the "good omen" comet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19879088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background: As emergency physicians perform bedside ultrasound with greater frequency, greater numbers of incidental and potentially unfamiliar sonographic findings will be encountered. Objectives: Illustrate, discuss, and briefly review literature regarding one such finding and diagnosis in right upper quadrant sonography. Case Report: A middle-aged woman was evaluated in the Emergency Department for abdominal pain. Limited bedside sonography of the gallbladder revealed mural thickening and comet-tailing. A diagnosis of adenomyomatosis was made. Conclusion: Gallbladder adenomyomatosis can produce ultrasound findings similar to those of more serious and emergent gallbladder diseases. Cognizance of the sonographic details and typical clinical characteristics will allow the emergency physician to appropriately assess and disposition patients with this condition.
Authors:
Peter J Mariani; Andrea Hsue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.
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