WHAT ARE THE STONES IN THE BILIARY VESICLE?
Also known as gallstones, they are similar to rock crystals or stones and develop in the gallbladder, it can reach a size of a golf ball or be the size of a granite of sand.
The calculations are classified into two:
Stones in the gallbladder can be hereditary, although they are commonly suffered by women, Native Americans, Hispanics, and people over the age of 40.
Factors that can promote the formation of gallstones:
Most people do not find out they have gallstones; this is usually discovered by routine radiography, abdominal surgery, or some other medical intervention.
When a stone blocks a cystic pathway, colic pain occurs in the upper part of the stomach on the right side, this pain disappears if the stone manages to move to the first part of the small intestine.
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Common symptoms are:
To diagnose gallstones, you need to order some of the following studies: Abdominal ultrasound or abdominal ultrasound, abdominal computed tomography, endoscopic ultrasound, etc. Laboratory tests such as liver function tests, pancreatic enzymes, and bilirubin may also be ordered.
Surgery is regularly performed only until symptoms appear in the patient, once the patient has symptoms the surgery should be immediate or wait only a short time to perform.
In the past, it was an open surgery. Currently, the procedure is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in which only small incisions are made and this allows a quick recovery in the patient and a short stay in the hospital.
The chance of gallstones returning after surgery is very low. Almost all patients do not have symptoms again.
If you have one or more of the symptoms listed above, consult your doctor to tell you how to proceed with your case.