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Gallbladder disease
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Micrograph of cholesterolosis of the gallbladder, a very common gallbladder disease. Cholecystectomy specimen. H&E stain.
ICD-10 K80.K82.
ICD-9 574-575
MeSH D005705

Gallbladder diseases are diseases involving the gallbladder.

Gallstones may develop in the gallbladder as well as elsewhere in the biliary tract. If gallstones in the gallbladder are symptomatic and cannot be dissolved by medication or broken into small pieces by ultrasonic waves, surgical removal of the gallbladder, known as cholecystectomy, may be indicated.

Other indications for this procedure include porcelain gallbladder and gallbladder cancer. The human gallbladder is shaped like a pear, although the organ's shape ittle and function vary considerably among other mammalian species; in fact, in some species, such as the lamoids, the gallbladder is absent. [1]




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