Gallbladder & Biliary Diseases

The gallbladder illnesses that are taken into consideration here are acute acalculous cholecystitis, tumours, and gallstones.

Definition and Causes of Gallstones and Cholecystitis

Gallbladder stones are a condition that affects a lot of people and typically has no symptoms. Due to a brief occlusion of the cystic duct by a gallstone, some patients develop biliary colic, an intermittent and frequently intense pain in the epigastrium or right upper quadrant, and occasionally between the scapula. The patient would experience cholecystitis, an acute inflammation and infection of the gallbladder, if the cystic duct obstruction continues.

Symptoms and Signs

The great majority of gallstone sufferers have no symptoms. Gallstones that are symptomatic usually cause right upper quadrant abdominal pain that is frequently accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The pain is frequently excruciating, may subside over a period of time (biliary colic), or may worsen into cholecystitis, which is marked by fever and persistent pain. Right upper quadrant pain is palpable during examination (Murphy’s sign).


A right upper quadrant ultrasound is the preferred imaging technique because it can detect gallstones, a thicker gallbladder wall, and pericholecystic fluid when cholecystitis is present. Endoscopic ultrasonography may be beneficial for people who have symptomatic gallstones and a negative ultrasound test. The results of a hydroxy iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan can be helpful in confirming the diagnosis of cholecystitis. The radioactive material is concentrated in the liver and discharged into the bile, but the cystic duct obstruction prevents the radionuclide material from filling the gallbladder.

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Cholecystectomy is the main treatment for gallstone disease with symptoms. Silent gallstones do not require a preventative cholecystectomy. The majority of cholecystectomies performed in the US are laparoscopic. Within a few weeks, a patient with an acute episode that clears up should see a surgeon and be given the option of having an elective cholecystectomy. Patients who experience fever or an increased white blood cell count as well as prolonged right upper quadrant pain should be evaluated more quickly.


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Clinical Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology Treatment
Advances in Gastroenterology
Gallbladder and Biliary Disease
Gastrointestinal Complications in Pregnancy
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pharmacotherapy
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Radiology

Gastrointestinal Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pancreatic and Biliary Disease
Bariatric Surgery
Colorectal Oncology
Endoscopy and Hepatology
Esophageal and Gastric Disease
Pancreatic Diseases
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
Digestive Disease
Celiac Disease

Barretts Esophagus
Crohn Disease
Hepatitis C
Liver and Intestine Transplant
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Peptic Ulcer Disease
GI Bleeding
GI Infectious Disease

List of Digestive Association

Association of the Presence of Helicobacter in Gallbladder
Association of Bile Duct and Gallbladder Diseases
Gastroenterology Associates
Gastroenterology Health Physicians Association
International Society for Gastroenterology Surgery
Gastroenterology Associates of Ohio
The Gastroenterology Health Physicians Association
Gastroenterology Health Associates of Northern Michigan
Gastroenterology Health Associates of Texas
Gastroenterology Disorders Associates and MDTEC
Gastroenterology Disease Associates of Central Florida
Gastroenterology Disease Associates of York County

List of Gastroenterology Society

British Society of Gallbladder
The Asian Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy, Gallbladder
A digestive endoscopy society of Taiwan
The Digestive Endoscopy Society
French National Society of Digestive
International Affiliate Societies
Texas Society for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
The British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology
European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Philippine Society of Gastroenterology

Companies of Gastroenterology/Digestive

Digbi Health
Vivante Health
Oshi Health
Cara Care
Bold Health
Exact Sciences
FUJIFILM Medical Systems
United Digestive
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Gallbladder & Biliary Diseases/Gastroenterology Experts:

Mr Sherif Awad
Mr Arnold Christiaan Goede
Mr Andreas Prachalias
Mr Alistair Sharples
Dr. Fermín Mearin Manrique
Dr. A. Melih Ozel
Dr. Yılmaz Çakaloğlu
Dr. Jaroslav Tvaruzek
Dr. Roberto De Franchis

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