Category Archives: Gallbladder Polyps

Gallbladder Polyps Recommended for Operation – SAD

Today, I was sad when I saw a seafarer patient who came in for a 2nd opinion.  He was recommended to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Ultrasound showed polyps 4 to 6 mm in size with no gallbladder wall thickening and patient is … Continue reading

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Seafarer medical clinics which do not require operation for gallbladder polyps

I am happy to see this note from Maritime Medical and Laboratory Clinic which does not strictly require all patients with gallbladder polyps to be operated on (depending on a surgeon’s evaluation). Asymptomatic gallbladder polyps seen on ultrasound are not … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Deposits in the Body

Cholesterol deposits can be seen practically in any parts of the body. Eyes – xanthelasma Skin – xanthoma Gallbladder – cholesterolosis Arteries – atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) The deposition is essentially due to a cholesterol metabolic disorder with or without excessive fatty … Continue reading

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Gallbladder Polyps

Gallbladder polyps are growths that protrude from the lining of the inside of the gallbladder. Polyps can be cancerous, but they rarely are. About 95 percent of gallbladder polyps are benign. The size of a gallbladder polyp can help predict … Continue reading

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Usual Clearance for Seafarers with Gallbladder Cholesterolosis

My usual clearance for seafarers with gallbladder cholesterolosis.  

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Usual Clearance for Seafarers with Gallbladder Polyp

My usual clearance for seafarers with gallbladder polyp: ROJ@15sept3

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Gallbladder Polyps – Concerns of Seafarers and Others

I have encountered a lot of seafarers seeking surgical clearance for gallbladder polyps and cholesteroloses seen on ultrasound. This is what I usually do. I give them a clearance to travel and work as seafarer if there is no history … Continue reading

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