In medicine, gallstones are crystalline bodies formed within the body by accretion or concretion of normal or abnormal bile components.

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ERCP Procedure
... ERCP (short for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is a procedure used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder, bile system, pancreas, and liver. In addition, ERCP can often be used to tr...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

About Gallstones
... The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located beneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder''s primary functions are to store and concentrate bile, and secrete bile into t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gallbladder Diseases Treatment

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Gallstones
... Presence of calculi in the gallbladder (Cholelithiasis) or the biliary duct(choledocholithiasis). Many factors appear to influence the development of gallstones, from sex to racial group, but fundamen...
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Gallbladder Diseases Articles

  • Digestive Diseases Dictionary
    ... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    ... The digestive system Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (en-doh-SKAH-pik REH-troh-grayd koh-LAN-jee-oh-PANG-kree-uh-TAH-gruh-fee) (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the l...
  • Gallbladder Cancer Treatment
    ... Recurrent gallbladder cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the gallbladder or in other parts of the body. The PDQ cancer information su...
  • Gallstones
    ... Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid, called bile, is used to help the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored ...