Pitfall – Stones in the gall bladder – Adenomyomatosis

Images Ying Ying Lee, text Genevieve Carbonatto A 44 year old man presents with acute abdominal pain. His pain is mainly epigastric but you are concerned about the possibility of cholecystitis, cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis. While scanning the patient in the supine position, you think you can see stones in the GB. They do not appear Read more about Pitfall – Stones in the gall bladder – Adenomyomatosis[…]


Images by Genevieve Carbonatto These are reverberation artifacts produced because sound waves reverberate between the cholesterol crystals and the wall of the gallbladder. Colour Doppler: The wall of the GB  seems to light up like a  christmas tree due to these reverberation artifacts.                           Read more about Adenomyomatosis[…]