Gallstone Symptoms: When Surgery Is Needed - Topic Overview
Several conditions or situations may require surgery to remove the
gallbladder. Surgery usually is needed when:
- Your gallbladder suddenly becomes inflamed or
cause repeated attacks of pain.
- You have growths called polyps in
the gallbladder, usually larger than
0.4 in. (1 cm), that are
- Gallstones cause inflammation of the pancreas
- A nonfunctioning
gallbladder is causing symptoms.
- The gallbladder wall has calcified
- You have gallstones and an
impaired immune system.
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July 15, 2011
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