Inflammation or infection of the gallbladder (acute
Inflammation or infection of the common bile duct
(cholangitis), which can occur when gallstones get stuck in the
common bile duct. Though rare, this can damage the liver or spread infection.
Inflammation of the pancreas
Overall, about 10 to 15 out of 100 people with gallstones have them in the common
bile duct. Your chances of getting
gallstones in your common bile duct increase as you get older. As many as 25 out of 100 elderly people with gallstones have them in the common bile duct.1
It is possible that the main title of the report Short Bowel Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Severe infection with pus filling the gallbladder
An abnormal connection (fistula) between the gallbladder
and small intestine.
A large gallstone blocking the small intestine
A hole in the gallbladder
Doctors seldom recommend surgery to remove gallstones that are not
causing symptoms if the only purpose is to prevent gallbladder cancer.
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November 14, 2014
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