Gall Bladder Ultrasound
Patient: 8 year old, Female, Scottish Terrier
Symptoms: Intermittent Vomiting
Decreased Activity Level
The ultrasound shows significant sludge in the gallbladder. Additionally, the gallbladder is enlarged. Consequently, surgical removal of the gallbladder was indicated.
Follow Up: At one week post operative check up, patient’s vomiting had ceased, and she was back jumping on the bed.
Often times, gall bladder disease goes undetected. It is only through the use of a non-evasive ultrasound that this silent disease is identified. Early Stage symptoms of the disease include: intermittent vomiting, picky eating, painful belly, more quiet than usual. Symptoms of Advanced Stage gall bladder disease include: routine vomiting, anorexia, jaundice. If caught early enough, AVDH can remove gallbladders laparoscopically.