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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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Plain abdominal X-ray and abdominal tomography were highly suggestive of gallstone ileus (Figure 1, 2).
Likewise, laparoscopic gallstone surgery reduces the time spent recovering from a couple of months down to a couple of weeks.
If you have gallstones that are causing symptoms, the most common treatment is cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal.
He pointed out that severe gallstone disease can even lead to gallbladder cancer in 1 out of 1,000 patients.
He said that females between the age group of 30 and 44 years were seen to be more prone to develop gallstones than females of any other age group.
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Gallstones are thought to develop because of an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder.
The increasing use of this laparoscopic procedure has resulted in an increased incidence of spillage of gallstones into the abdominal cavity, which occurs in approximately 30% of cases [5] and mostly happens during the dissection of the gallbladder or during the removal of the organ through port sites [1, 3].
Gallstones were now the prime suspect and surgery was the only option.
Many dogs have gallstones that don't cause problems, but they are often painful if they pass from the gallbladder through the bile duct into the intestine.