Thickened bile and sludge

Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass. Changing position proves the mass to be sludge.

Clinical Info

Pain in the right upper abdomen

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass. Changing position proves the mass to be sludge.

Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass longitudinal
Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass longitudinal
Impacted stone in the gallbladder neck
Impacted stone in the gallbladder neck
Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass transverse
Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass transverse
Color doppler shows no vascularization
Color doppler shows no vascularization

Cineloop shows the moving sludge ball

Sludge ball mimicking a polypoid tumor mass. Changing position proves the mass to be sludge.

Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 39
  • Body part: Gallbladder

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System