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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 538534, 4 pages
Case Report

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of a Gallbladder Lesion in a Patient with a History of Renal Cell and Rectal Cancer

1Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Klinikum Vest GmbH, Lipper Weg 11, 45770 Marl, Germany
2Department of Pathology, Mühlenstraße 31, 45659 Recklinghausen, Germany
3Department of Surgery, Klinikum Vest GmbH, Dorstener Straße 151, 45657 Recklinghausen, Germany

Received 22 May 2013; Accepted 19 June 2013

Academic Editors: N. Courcoutsakis, R. Goll, S. Nomura, and H. Sugimura

Copyright © 2013 Markus Reiser et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The gallbladder is an uncommon site of metastatic cancer. Although ultrasound can be regarded as a first line investigation for the detection of gallbladder lesions, differentiation between benign and malignant tumors usually requires resection. Real-time contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a well-established technique for the classification of liver, pancreatic, and renal diseases (Weskott, 2008). The application of CEUS in the diagnosis of gallbladder tumors has rarely been described. We report the application of contrast enhanced ultrasound for the characterization of a gallbladder lesion in a 63-year-old patient with a history of renal cell and rectal cancer.