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The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is found on the right-hand side of the abdomen, tucked under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-green liquid made by the liver.
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Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): A. Sokal, A. Sauvanet, B. Fantin, V. de LastoursSummaryAcute cholangitis is an infection of the bile and biliary tract which in most cases is the consequence of biliary tract obstruction. The two main causes are choledocholithiasis and neoplasia. Clinical diagnosis relies on Charcot's triad (pain, fever, jaundice) but the insufficient sensitivity of the latter led to the introduction in 2007 of a new score validated by the Tokyo Guidelines, which includes biological and radiological data. In case of clinical suspicion, abdominal ul...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 495Author(s): Boudour Khabou, Ayman Trigui, Tahya Sellami Boudawara, Leila Keskes, Hassen Kamoun, Véronique Barbu, Faiza FakhfakhAbstractLow phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis (LPAC) is characterized by the association of ABCB4 mutations and low biliary phospholipid concentration with symptomatic and recurring cholelithiasis. In the present study, we reported a case of a 63-year-old woman, who presented a biliary pain beginning at the age of 30, recurrent after cholecystectomy, along with “comet-tail shadows” revealed by ultrasonograph...
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Abstract Low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis (LPAC) is characterized by the association of ABCB4 mutations and low biliary phospholipid concentration with symptomatic and recurring cholelithiasis. In the present study, we reported a case of a 63-year-old woman, who presented a biliary pain beginning at the age of 30, recurrent after cholecystectomy, along with "comet-tail shadows" revealed by ultrasonography thus, fulfilling the diagnosis of LPAC. This disease evolved into a cholangiocarcinoma. To understand the molecular basis of this phenotype, we performed the ABCB4 gene sequencing, followed by...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Clin Chim Acta Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONThe anatomical variation in SIT can influence the localization of symptoms in patient with cholelithiasis leading to a delay in diagnosis and management. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be safely performed in these cases. However, it is considered technically challenging procedure and often requires alteration in the technique.
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Objective: We reviewed medical records and conducted a nationwide survey to characterize the clinical features and determine the prevalence of biliary tract disease in girls and women with Rett syndrome (RTT). Methods: Sixty-two individuals with RTT and biliary tract disease were identified from the membership of Rett Syndrome Organization and patient files of the principal investigator. Medical records of 46 individuals were reviewed for presenting features, diagnostic tests, and treatment outcomes of biliary tract disease. We designed a questionnaire that probed the frequency of risk factors and treatment outcomes o...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
A 67-year-old female presented with 3 weeks of epigastric pain, multiple episodes of emesis, and weight loss. Physical examination was notable for mild tenderness in the epigastrium. Laboratory evaluation revealed an elevated alkaline phosphatase and transaminitis. A contrast-based computed tomography of the abdomen displayed a dilated fluid-filled stomach and proximal duodenum containing a 4.8-cm calcified structure, thickening of the gallbladder wall with pericholecystic fluid, pneumobilia, and external biliary ductal dilatation secondary to mass effect (Fig 1, A).
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Many patients with gallstones and abdominal pain don't feel better after a procedure to remove their gallbladder, and a recent study suggests this surgery may not always be necessary.Reuters Health Information
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Many patients with gallstones and abdominal pain don't feel better after a procedure to remove their gallbladder.
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(Reuters Health) - Many patients with gallstones and abdominal pain don't feel better after a procedure to remove their gallbladder, and a recent study suggests this surgery may not always be necessary.
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Rationale: Hereditary elliptocytosis is an inherited disorder characterized by the elliptical red blood cells (RBCs) on the peripheral blood smear and related hemolysis, mainly results from a heterozygous mutation in the genes that encode protein 4.1, α-spectrin, β-spectrin. Mutations of SPTA1 are the most common. Patient concerns: A 21-year-old female presented with left epigastric pain and jaundice with numerous elliptical RBCs on blood film. The family history review discovered jaundice in her sibling. Diagnosis: A novel heterozygous mutation of SPTA1 was detected in the proband, her brother and fathe...
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