- Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
- Inflamed/infected gallbladder (cholecystitis)
- Cancer of the gallbladder
- Distended gallbladder with pus (acalculous cholecystitis)
- Gallstone pancreatitis
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:
Doctors may recommend cholecystectomy for other related conditions as well. Medical diagnosis is the best way to determine what treatment will alleviate your symptoms.