Relationship between gallstones and gallbladder cancer

By | October 13, 2011

Relationship between gallstones and gallbladder cancer, and no clear conclusion, but studies have shown that gallbladder stones in the gallbladder without stones in the incidence of higher than 7 times. Such a high incidence of gallbladder stone is at least suggest a high risk factor. Gallbladder stones in the gallbladder on the basis of often occurs in patients with gall bladder stones removed 1% to 2% may coexist with gallbladder cancer. And the longer the stone, the older the patient, the higher the probability of malignancy.
Gallbladder stones and gallbladder of the relationship is as follows:
Cholesterol gallstone mainly to cholesterol-based stones or mixed stones, gallbladder stones were mainly seen in adults, female common, especially those who take birth control pills by maternal and common. Symptoms of gallstones depends on stone size and location, and presence of obstruction and inflammation. About 50% of life-long asymptomatic gallbladder stones, the so-called hidden stones. Large gallstones can cause abdominal or right upper quadrant Fullness of discomfort, belching and indigestion symptoms of anorexia and greasy food. Each of the smaller stones in the meal, after eating greasy food, or the night after supine cystic duct obstruction caused by stones in biliary colic and acute cholecystitis. Because gallbladder contraction, smaller stones may be through the cystic duct into the common bile duct and jaundice congested, and departments but also from the bile duct stones into the duodenum, the department will remain in the common bile duct stones become the secondary bile duct stones. Cystic duct stones can also be long-term congestion without an infection, only the formation of gallbladder water, can be reached at this time no significant tenderness of the swollen capsule boldly. Gallbladder stones in the absence of infection, usually no special signs or only mild right upper quadrant tenderness. But when there is acute infection, can be thrown in the upper abdomen and right upper quadrant tenderness, muscle tension, sometimes palpable swelling and tenderness can also be significant gallbladder. Is always positive sign.
    No specific clinical manifestations of early gallbladder cancer or only the symptoms of chronic cholecystitis, early diagnosis is very difficult, once formed the upper abdominal mass, jaundice and persistent pain and sadness and other diseases have been to late, the various checks have thrown an exception. Therefore, gall bladder discomfort or pain and sadness of the patients, particularly over the age of 50 elderly patients with inflammatory polyps gallbladder stones, should be scheduled early B ultrasonic examination in order to confirm the diagnosis.
Gallbladder associated with gallbladder stones, the first symptom of the main clinical manifestations of cholelithiasis, such as abdominal pain (mainly the right upper abdomen), fever, jaundice, abdominal mass or even other, with the main clinical symptoms similar to gallstones. Gallbladder associated with gallstones when non-specific clinical symptoms (abdominal discomfort, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, etc.) often than the differences and early gallbladder gallbladder stones, and if the patients themselves to a correct understanding of gallbladder stones do not think it does not matter in a timely manner to the hospital; the same time clinicians to pay sufficient attention to these symptoms, make the appropriate checks, then it may help early detection of gallbladder cancer. Unfortunately, some patients and doctors often contentment in the diagnosis of cholelithiasis (most of the patients had a history of gallstones in a few years), gallbladder caused by misdiagnosis, wait until severe abdominal mass and jaundice symptoms are often an advanced stage. Therefore, the emphasis for gallstone patients is still very necessary.
Relationship between gallstones and gallbladder cancer from the various comparison.

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