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Cholecystectomy

Conditions Related to Cholecystectomy

Gallbladder removal may be recommended when patients experience pain or develop life-threatening related conditions to cholecystectomy. While the gallbladder serves as important part of digestion, it can be removed without greatly affecting the patient’s day-to-day life.
 
These are some of the related conditions to cholecystectomy that may require the gallbladder to be removed:
  • Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
  • Inflamed/infected gallbladder (cholecystitis)
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
  • Distended gallbladder with pus (acalculous cholecystitis)
  • Gallstone pancreatitis
Doctors may recommend cholecystectomy for other related conditions as well. Medical diagnosis is the best way to determine what treatment will alleviate your symptoms. 

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