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Formed when the cholesterol or pigment content of bile becomes crystallized. If the crystals obstruct any of the ducts, they can cause acute pain and jaundice.
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The term gallstone gastrointestinal obstruction is suggested for mechanical intestinal obstruction with gallstones.
When performed well, by appropriately trained surgeons who are experienced and who specialise in gallstones or hernia repair, the results are very good.
"Most gallstones are made of cholesterol, calcium salts, and bile," says Rasa Zarnegar, MD, an associate professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine.
A surgeon inNashik,India, extracted 4,100 gallstones from a 43-year-old man in a 4-hour surgery on Saturday.
80 percent of gallstones are made of cholesterol, whereas 20 percent of gallstones are made of calcium salts and bilirubin [1] and are known as pigment stones.
HYDERABAD -- Gallstones can present in a number of ways.
An ultrasound shows no gallstones and no dilated common bile duct (CBD).
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard for treating symptomatic gallstones, with large studies and systematic reviews reporting reduced hospital stay and pain [1, 2].
Dubai: Surgeons at Khalifa General Hospital in Umm Al Quwain have removed 1,600 gallstones of various sizes from an Emirati woman in her forties.
Gallstones Common in Seniors Gallstones are the most common form of gallbladder disease.
A common complication of this surgical procedure is the gallbladder perforation and spillage of gallstones into the abdominal cavity [2], which occurs in approximately 30% of cases [3].