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Gallstones

Alternate Names : Cholelithiasis, Gallbladder attack, Biliary colic, Gallstone attack, Bile calculus, Biliary calculus


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Digestive system
Digestive system

The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

Cholecystolithiasis
Cholecystolithiasis

Cholecystolithiasis. CT scan of the upper abdomen showing multiple gallstones.

Gallstones, cholangiogram
Gallstones, cholangiogram

A cholecystogram in a patient with gallstones.

Kidney cyst with gallstones, CT scan
Kidney cyst with gallstones, CT scan

A CT scan of the upper abdomen showing a fist-sized cyst of the left kidney and gallstones (the kidney cyst was found by chance; there were no symptoms).

Cholelithiasis
Cholelithiasis

Normally a balance of bile salts, lecithin and cholesterol keep gallstones from forming. If there are abnormally high levels of bile salts or, more commonly, cholesterol, stones can form. Symptoms usually occur when the stones block one of the biliary ducts or gallstones may be discovered upon routine x-ray or abdominal CT study.

Gallbladder
Gallbladder

The liver produces bile which aids in the digestion of fats. The bile travels through tiny canals which eventually drain through the common bile duct into the small intestine. The gallbladder stores excess bile that is not immediately needed for digestion.

Gallbladder
Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a muscular sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates the bile produced in the liver that is not immediately needed for digestion. Bile is released from the gallbladder into the small intestine in response to food. The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct at the small intestine adding enzymes to aid in digestion.

Gallbladder removal - series
Gallbladder removal - series

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