What is a gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a storage organ for bile which is produced by the liver. It is located below the liver on the right side. Bile helps in the digestion of fats in the intestines. The most common disease affecting the gallbladder is the formation of stones in the gallbladder.
What are the possible symptoms of gallbladder stones?
What tests can be done to confirm the presence of stones in the gallbladder?
- Ultrasound of the gallbladder can detect stones
- CT scan is performed when there is a suspicion of complications involving the gallbladder like infection and perforation
What is the treatment for gallbladder stones?
Gallstones are formed and stored in the gallbladder. Treatment of the gallstones is surgical removal. 90% of them are performed via the keyhole method.