What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of carcinoma of the gallbladder?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Gregory M Szarnecki, MD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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Ultrasonography (US), which is readily available, noninvasive, and cost-effective, is the imaging modality of choice for GB carcinoma. [4, 5, 6, 7] However, US cannot stage the tumor. The visualization of lymph nodes, intraperitoneal disease, and distant metastases is difficult.


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