Gallbladder Dyskinesia

Page Contents

hidden-Key Concepts

Key Concepts

Gallbladder dyskinesia can be very difficult to diagnose with confidence.

An accurate diagnosis based on a robust clinical story and comprehensive evaluation can eliminate needless suffering with lap chole  and avoid endless diagnostic testing and often emergency room visits for pain.

A low ejection fraction on CCK-HIDA scan without biliary pain should not lead to a diagnosis of  gallbladder dyskinesia. 

Normokinetic and hypokinetic gallbladder dyskinesia are the two sub-types of this diagnosis. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction can produce symptoms that mimic gallbladder dyskinesia.

The Rome III criteria for gallbladder dyskinesia offers a good description of biliary pain characteristics but does not highlight that vomiting can sometimes be the dominant symptom.




View and download selected references 1  :UM Level 1 login required to access UM Box folder

Invitation to access folder will be sent by email to collaborating colleagues and physicians who are outside the UMHS

Comments are closed.

Created and maintained by Raf Rizk, MD | Division of Gastroenterology | Michigan Medicine

Contact Me