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gallstone:

see gall bladdergall bladder,
small pear-shaped sac that stores and concentrates bile. It is connected to the liver (which produces the bile) by the hepatic duct. When food containing fat reaches the small intestine, the hormone cholecystokinin is produced by cells in the intestinal wall and
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gallstone

[′gȯl‚stōn]
(pathology)
A nodule formed in the gallbladder or biliary tubes and composed of calcium, cholesterol, or bilirubin, or a combination of these.

gallstone

Pathol a small hard concretion of cholesterol, bile pigments, and lime salts, formed in the gall bladder or its ducts
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While eating healthily, keeping your weight down, exercising regularly and not smoking are indeed vital tenets for avoiding the - sometimes excruciatingly painful - condition, some lifestyle factors which may seem healthy, like low-fat diets and losing weight quickly, plus not drinking alcohol, can actually make gallstones more likely.
A total of 4,106 of these subjects developed symptomatic gallstone disease during follow-up of up to 34 years.
Review of the operation notes from the LC revealed that gallstones had been left intra-abdominally since a strongly adherent gall bladder perforated during dissection from the liver bed.
Gallstones are hard, stone-like deposits that form in the gall bladder from components of bile.
Overall, the cumulative incidence of new gallstones or biliary sludge indicative of gallbladder disease was 10%.
The main finding of this study was that the highest level of physical activity was associated with a statistically significant 70% decreased risk of developing symptomatic gallstones at 5 years.
We can conduct genetic screening of children to find out if they carry the defective gene that can trigger gallstones later.
Gallstone ileus is an important, although rare, cause of mechanical intestinal obstruction with intermittent signs of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Interpretation & conclusions: Although the prevalence of SLCO1B1 gene 388A>G polymorphism in north Indian population in high, yet this polymorphism does not appear to play a significant role in susceptibility to gallstone formation.
The experts said it was vital that doctors were aware that their gallstone patients could be suffering from cholangitis.
Churchill of the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, coauthored a 2003 report showing that differences in susceptibility of mice to gallstone formation correlate with variations in FXR.
LANCASTER - A physician at Antelope Valley Hospital removed a gallstone in a nonsurgical procedure never before used at the hospital.