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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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SANABRIA-BAEZ, Gabriela  and  BERNAL-ROLON, Manuel. Comparative study of ultrasound and postoperative findings in cholecystectomized patients in the General Surgery Service of the Hospital of Clinicas. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2021, vol.16, n.1, pp.21-31. ISSN 1996-3696.


In the digestive system, the pathology of the gallbladder and the bile duct is high frequency, one of the tools in its diagnosis that has many advantages is abdominal ultrasound.


To analyze and compare the ultrasound and postoperative findings in cholecystectomized patients in a General Surgery Service of the Hospital de Clinicas.


An analytical cross-sectional observational study was carried out, through the review of clinical records of cholecystectomized patients, between January 2017 to July 2019, the data was collected in a previously prepared questionnaire.


the ages of the patients ranged from 20 to 76 years, almost 2/3 of them underwent video laparoscopic surgery, predominantly women, the ultrasound results were similar to those found in the postoperative period. A high correlation was found in the determination of the gallbladder anatomy: gallbladder size (96.97%), wall thickness (94.34%), gallbladder wall type (100%), cholecystitis type (91%).


Ultrasound is the ideal imaging method for the evaluation of gallbladder and bile duct pathology.

Keywords : Ultrasound findings; gallbladder anatomy; Paraguay.

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