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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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The patient may verify if he or she has gallstone by undergoing ultrasound and upon consultation with the physician.
In our study 72% of participants believed that spillage of gallstone during surgery should be included in informed consent but only 48% were practicing the same.
Participants with gallstone disease were more likely to be older, female, and less physically active.
Although its exact aetiology is not known, gallstones are considered to be an important risk factor for the development of carcinoma of the gallbladder.
Otherwise, the mean gallstone cholesterol concentration was reported to be 25% by Angwafo et al.
Shortly after its introduction in the 1980s, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) became the surgical treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones.
Washington, August 25 ( ANI ): Children who are overweight or obese face an increased risk of having gallstones, a new study has claimed.
Researchers found that overweight children were twice as likely to develop gallstones, while moderately obese children have a four times higher risk of developing gallstones and extremely obese children are six times as likely to have gallstones.
Gallstone ileus by and large affects elderly women.
Succsesful endoscopic therapy of a gastric obstruction due a gallstone with intracorporeal lases lithotripsy of Bouveret's syndrome.
For example, the Pima tribe of Arizona has the highest prevalence of gallstone disease in the world, where an estimated 73% of women > 25 years have cholelithiasis with the prevalence rising to 90% by [greater than or equal to] 65 years.
18) suggested that people with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease as they aged.