Posted on 04/10/2020 by CMRI
The Gall bladder is an organ which lies just below the liver. It is a side pouch lying to the right of the main channel which carries bile from the liver to the intestine. This channel is called the Common Bile Duct (CBD). The Gall Bladder stores bile that is secreted by the liver. In the gall bladder bile is concentrated. When food is taken and reaches the duodenum, (the first part of the small intestine), the Gall Bladder contracts and the bile reaches the duodenum to mix with food and enhance digestion.
Several patients develop stones in the gall bladder. Why do gall stones develop?
Of these, cholesterol stones are the vast majority.
Stones can stay asymptomatic but can cause a number of diseases. The annual incidence of persons with asymptomatic gall stones developing symptoms is 2%.
These can be: –
The gold-standard of Gall Bladder surgery, where the Gall Bladder has to be removed, is by the Laparoscopic procedure. However, some local conditions prevent this and a small percentage will still need Open Surgery. The decision to convert to open surgery is most often an indication of maturity on the part of the Surgeon.