Do Bile Polyps Need Surgery?
Doctor, last month I was treated for hepatitis A. From the results of the ultrasound it was known that the liver had thickened, there were polyps in the gall in the uk 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm. This 11 month I re-ultrasound, heart thickening disappeared. nice heart. Bile polyps become 0.8 mm x 0.4 mm. Does this have to be operated on? and what are the effects?
Good evening, thank you for your question
Bile polyps are masses in the form of protrusions that originate from the inner wall of the mucosa of the gallbladder. Bile polyps are mostly benign at 95%, but they can also become malignant although they are very unlikely. Knowing the size of the bile polyps, one of which is useful for estimating the nature of a lump whether classified as benign or malignant.
Small-sized bile polyps are those that have a diameter of less than 1/2 inch or about 10 mm. These small polyps are benign and do not require surgery, as in your case. However, in these conditions it is still advisable to carry out periodic checks within a certain period to monitor the development of the bile polyps.
Polyps that are large enough or are suspected to be malignant should be treated more aggressively through an operative approach that is by removing the gallbladder or called cholecystectomy.
That's all, hope you can help.