Location: Hospital Outpatient
Patient: Dan Diel
Ordering physician: Daniel G. Olanka, MD
Radiologist: MOrton Monson, MD
Personal Physician: Ronald Green,MD
Examination: Gallbladder ultrasound
Clinical Symptoms: Increased bilirubin
Gallbladder Ultrasound: Examination was technically difficult with some limitations due to overlying leads. Large right pleural effusion identified. Gallbladder is visualized. No obvious gallstones or gallbladder thickening. Only short portions of the common hepatic duct and common bile duct are visualized. Common hepatic duct measures 3.6mm, and common bile duct measures 5.2mm. These valves are within normal limits. There is limited assessment of the liver, which is grossly unremarkable.
Impression: Gallbladder ultrasound with limitations as discussed above. Grossly unremarkable sonographic appearance of the gallbladder. No obvious dilatation of the common duct. Large right pleural effusion identified.
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