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Gallbladder Removal was posted 03/03/2008 11:53 am by Sandra
E-mail Address: bautista41@hotmail.com

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My sister who is only 37 years old was finally diagnosed as having a 'nonfunctioning gallbladder.' She had it removed last week, and her doctor said that only 10% was functioning and he was baffled as why it 'died.' Of course, the gallbladder has been sent off to the pathologist.

I am in the ultrasound field and currently being training in abdominal scanning, and I was wondering why this doctor was baffled. I thought that this was a common finding - a nonfunctioning gallbladder. What are some of the reasons that would create this scenario?

Thank you.

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