Essence of gallstones. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located below the liver, on the upper right side of the abdomen. The main function of the gallbladder is to concentrate and store bile, and then, at the appropriate time, to release it through the bile ducts into the intestines to aid the process of digestion.
Cause of gallstone disease. According to the observations of specialists from the Ichilov (Sourasky) hospital, gallstones are formed as a result of several factors that occur in the human body:
Chemical processes in the liver
Gallbladder motility disorder
Improper nutrition, etc.
Symptoms of gallstone disease. The presence of gallstones in most cases resolves without symptoms. In such cases, there is no need for treatment. However, if gallstones change their location, they can cause blockage of the flow of bile and complications such as cholecystitis and jaundice may occur. The presence of gallstones is usually manifested by acute pain in the right upper abdomen, back pain, right shoulder blade or chest. Gallstones can cause nausea and vomiting. Intervals between colic can occur in a week, a month and even years.
Disease diagnosis. At the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), gallstones are diagnosed by ultrasonography (ultrasound). Some gallstones are difficult to identify and require more sophisticated diagnostic methods such as endoscopic ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Disease treatment. At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), the most common treatment for gallstone disease in patients with symptoms of gallstones is a minimally invasive procedure - laparoscopic surgery - removal of the gallbladder.
To ensure proper flow of bile from the liver to the intestines and to remove gallstones from the bile ducts in high-risk patients, highly professional surgeons at Ichilov Hospital use a visual method of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic (ERCP) intervention called endoscopic papillotomy.
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