The Gallbladder Ultrasound Exam in the Emergency Department can be used for patients with abdominal pain or jaundice to help in the diagnosis of: Biliary Colic, Cholecystitis or Ascending Cholangitis.
The Gallbladder assessments involves looking for: Sonographic Murphy’s sign, Gallstones, Thickened Gallbladder Wall, Pericholecystic Fluid, and a dilated CBD.
The below video explains how to perform the Gallbladder Ultrasound Exam.
References and Further reading
- Combs J, Posaw L. POCUS of the Gallbladder: Always in Style. FCEP
MBChB FACEM CCPU. Emergency Physician at Bendigo Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria. Australia.
I studied in Scotland before completing my Emergency Medicine training in Melbourne. I have a big interest in point-of-care ultrasound use and training in Emergency Medicine. I'm also interested in Choosing Wisely and sustainability initiatives in healthcare.
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