Acute Cholecystitis This is caused by a blockage in the cystic duct or neck of the gallbladder (95% of cases are gallstones or gallstone precursor ‘sludge’) It is unlikely to be infection, and more likely to be local inflammation. You can also get associated peritonitis.
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over 5 years ago
In a lecture today, someone said today that a patient might still get gallstones even after they've had their gallbladder removed. I don't get how! Can someone explain please?
about 7 years ago
Diet high in fat may reduce the risk of gallstones during rapid weight loss: http://www.nutrientsreview.com/lipids/fats.html Diet high in saturated fat may increase the risk of gallstones. Meals high in fat supposedly trigger pain in gallbladder stones disease, and many doctors recommend low-fat meals to prevent the pain http://www.patient.co.uk/health/gallstones-diet-sheet My questions: Do high-fat meals really trigger pain in gallbladder stone disease? Any experience with patients? Would you, as a doctor, recommend a low-fat diet to someone who already has gallstones?
about 5 years ago
61 yo female with no previous medical history presenting with nausea, vomiting and epigastric pain that began approximately 4 hours after eating at a mexican restaurant. Vital signs showed sinus tachycardia and mild hypoxia with the patient sating 92% on room air. Abdominal ultrasound was performed, identifying a normal gallbladder. However, due to the patients age and abnormal vital signs, an echo was performed immediately after the gallbladder ultrasound and identified the following:
over 4 years ago
Gallbladders are getting removed every day using laparoscopic tools, but every so often common bile ducts are accidentally damaged causing serious side eff
about 4 years ago
Robotic and single-incision minimally invasive gallbladder surgery offer substantially less surgical value than traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, according to new study.
almost 4 years ago
Traditional serrated adenomas can be present in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, and gallbladder. Are they precursors to invasive carcinoma?
almost 4 years ago
Surgical residents in Texas did 92% fewer open gallbladder surgeries in the last 30 years. Concern is rising that fewer surgeons in many specialties will be sufficiently trained for open procedures.
over 3 years ago