Gallstones

CHOLELITHIASIS (Gallstones)

CHOLELITHIASIS (Gallstones)

CHOLELITHIASIS (Gallstones) Cholelithiasis or gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located just beneath the liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid known as bile that is released into your small intestine. Causes and risk factors There are three main pathways in the …

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ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS

ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS

ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder.Cholecystitis is associated with gallstones in over 90% of cases. It occurs when a stone becomes impacted in the cystic duct and inflammation develops behind the obstruction. Acalculous cholecystitis should be considered when unex­plained fever or right upper quadrant pain occurs within 2–4 weeks of major surgery …

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