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Gallbladder diseases in pregnancy: Sonographic findings in an indigenous African population

Introduction During pregnancy, gallbladder disease is often due to gallstones and biliary sludge(1). Although gallbladder disease also occurs in men, a higher prevalence has been reported in women(2,3). Hossain et al.(4) reported that gall bladder diseases are four times more common in women than men. Likewise, Eze et al. reported a male-to-female ratio of 2.8:1 in the prevalence of these diseases(2). This gender predilection constitutes a risk during pregnancy, and it has been found that gall

Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Stephen Olaoluwa Onigbinde, Isaiah Uzezi Ebie, Michael Temidayo Adeyemi

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 269–275

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Gallbladder-duodenal fistula detected by ultrasound – a case report

a rapid fashion. The pain occurred two months earlier as well, which indicated its recurrent nature. There was a negative Murphy’s sign, and no features of cholestasis or acute inflammation were present in the laboratory results. The patient mainly tolerated an ‘oatmeal based’ diet, and often had episodes of colic after meals. She had a poor tolerance of low-fat foods. An emergency ultrasound (US) was performed, revealing gallstones, as shown in Fig. 1. The attachment of bowel loops (most likely

Dominika Jaguś, Aakanksha Karthik, Zhi Ying Tan, Robert Krzysztof Mlosek, Ewa Białek

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 82, 214–217

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