Monday, 27 October 2014

How will you recognize the Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

Posted by iqbal khatri  |  at   23:59 No comments

Gall Bladder Full of Stones

History of the patient is very important to recognize the gallstones (cholelithiasis). It plays 80% role to diagnose any condition. The gallstones may be asymptomatic.

Inflammed Gall Bladder & Pigmented Stones


Gallstones symptoms are pain in right hypochondrium which radiates to back of chest. Pain is colicky in nature and usually associated with nausea and vomiting and aggravated by fatty food and relieved by taking medicines. But pain ismore often dull and constant. Dyspepsia and flatulence

Gall Bladder Stones

Clinical examination plays 10% role. Deep tenderness is present at right hypochondrium. Increased temperature of the body is also a sign. Gallbladder may be palpable if distended  by an  impacted stone in its neck.

Multiple Gall Bladder Stones

Investigations play 10% role. Ultrasound of upper abdomen is a diagnostic tool of gallbladder stones. It shows presence of stones in the gall bladder with posterior shadowing. It also shows the anatomy of the gall bladder and the biliary tree and condition of the liver.

Ultra Sound of Gall Bladder Showing Single Stone


Ultra Sound of Gall Bladder Showing Multiple Stones

So the gallstones diagnosis is not difficult. Gallstone is common in females. The treatment of gallstones is the cholecystectomy.

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I am a General Surgeon, working at Mirpurkhas city Sindh Province of Pakistan. This blog defines my passion, Various Surgical Diseases are explained in detail. If anyone need any assessment about there discuss topics then contact me through "Contact Page".

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