The function of the digestive system is aided by the
gallbladder, an organ under the liver. It is attached
to the bile duct by the cystic duct which moves on to
the small intestine and liver. The gall bladder stores
a small quantity of bile. Gall bladder diseases generally
occur when the bile gets solid due to chemical imbalance.
Sometimes stones are found in the bladder which traps
the bile in the bladder. Symptoms of pain in the upper
abdomen and vomiting appear which may be mistaken as
symptoms of other ailment.
Apollo Hospital Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology
treats patients with gallbladder disorders.It has the
country's beat doctors and surgeons treating gallbladder
Diseases of the Gall Bladder
Cancer of the bladder
When the abdominal lining or the gallbladder wall swells
Cholecystitis is suspected. It is caused by the presence
of a gallstone in the cystic duct. Besides, there are
other causes of Cholecystitis too. Bile duct infected
by bacteria, pancreas or liver tumor, less blood supply
to the gall bladder and sludge present in the gallbladder.
Diagnosis of the disease can be done by sonography,
hepatobiliary scintigraphy, cholangiography, percutaneous
transhepatic cholangiography, endoscopic retrograde
cholangiopancreatography and computed tomography scan.
Treatment of Cholecystitis sometimes involves surgical
removal of Gall Bladder.
Bile that is stored in the gall bladder to aid digestion
contains water, bile salts, proteins, cholestrol and
bilirubin. When the liquid bile contains too much of
bilirubin, cholestrol and bile salts sometimes it hardens
into stones. Pigment stones and Cholesterol stones are
the two types of gallstones found in the duct. Gallstones
can prevent the free flow of bile to the ducts. Thus
bile locked in the ducts can give rise to inflammation
of the ducts, gallbladder or sometimes the liver. If
a gallstone blocks the opening of the pancreatic duct,
digestive juices trapped in the pancreas can lead to
painful swelling called gallstone pancreatitis.
Surgery of the gallbladder is the most common way to
treat gallstones. The surgery is called cholecystectomy.
Tiny incisions are made in the abdomen and surgical
instrument with miniature video camera is inserted.
The surgeon gats the magnified image in the monitor
which aids him to perform the operation. This is a laparoscopic
surgery which minimizes post operation pain.
When the surgeon meets with obstacles in the laparoscopic
surgery, such as infections, open surgery is undertaken.
The common complication in a gallbladder surgery is
the injury caused to the bile ducts. When bile leaks
dangerous infection occurs which again needs additional
When gallstones are found in the bile ducts, a gastroenterologist
uses endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
(ERCP) to find and remove them during or before the
Cancer of the bladder
The causes of gallbladder cancer is not precisely known
but people with a history of gallstones or those who
have polyps or tumors in the bladder are likely to have
cancer. People born with congenital abnormalities or
having a porcelain gall bladder with calcium forms in
the wall can be prone to cancer of the gall bladder
Diagnosis of Gallbladder cancer can be done through
the following ways:
CT (computerised tomography) scan
Spiral CT scan
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan
ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography)
When cancer has not spread beyond the area of gall bladder
surgery is the best option . In case of cancer affecting
other areas surgery can be done and well as other ways
to improve the patient's condition is undertaken.
Radio therapy, Chemotherapy and Stent insertion are
the other methods to combat cancer being spread in the
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