It relates to a lady who flushed her polyp away. Verified by an ultra-sound.
Gallbladder Polyps are growths or lesions resembling growths the wall of the gallbladder. True polyps are abnormal accumulations of mucous membrane tissue that would normally be shed by the body.
Polypoid lesions of the gallbladder affect approximately 5% of the adult population. The causes are uncertain, but there is a definite correlation with increasing age and the presence of gallstones.
The incidence of Gallbladder Polyps is higher among men than women. The overall prevalence among men of Chinese ancestry is 9.5%, higher than other ethnic types.
Cholesterolosis is characterized by an outgrowth of the mucosal lining of the gallbladder into finger-like projections due to the excessive accumulation of cholesterol and triglycerides. These cholesterol polyps account for most Gallbladder Polyps .
Most polyps do not cause noticeable symptoms. Gallbladder polyps are usually found incidentally when examining the abdomen by ultrasound for other conditions, usually abdominal pain.
Most polyps are benign and do not need to be removed. Polyps occurring in people over the age of 50 or larger than 10 mm with co-occurring Gallstones may have the gallbladder removed (cholecystectomy}, especially if the polyps are severe or appear malignant. Laproscopic surgery is an option for small or solitary polyps.