Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gallbladder Cancer Evaluation

The evaluation of gallbladder cancer begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with gallbladder cancer may include:

  • Abdominal tenderness in the right-upper quadrant of the abdomen.
  • Jaundice may be present if there is blockage of the bile duct.
  • Enlarged gallbladder

Testing is usually required to confirm the diagnosis of gallbladder cancer and determine the severity of the condition.

Tests that may be used to evaluate gallbladder cancer includes:

Gallbladder imaging tests that may be used to evaluate gallbladder cancer include:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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