Dodds et al estimated the volume of the gallbladder based on ultrasonographic measurements. The same formula could be used if directly measuring the gallbladder.



(1) length in cm

(2) width in cm

(3) height in cm


volume in mL =

= 0.52 * (length in cm) * (width in cm) * (height in cm)


NOTE: Normally the gallbladder wall is thin (perhaps 1 mm in thickness). In chronic cholecystitis the gallbladder wall may be significantly thickened. In this case there could be a significant difference between the luminal volume and the outer volume of the gallbladder.


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