Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could you have silent gallstones?

(HealthDay)—As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don't have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack.

Oncology & Cancer

Pharmacist finds protein that drives gallbladder tumour growth

Patients with gallbladder cancer often show few or no symptoms for long periods of time. As a result, the tumours are only detected at a late stage of the disease when treatment is often no longer possible. Working in collaboration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gallbladder removal is common. But is it necessary?

Johns Hopkins researchers say that the findings they published in the current edition of The American Journal of Gastroenterology could have important implications for the field of personalized medicine.

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Gallbladder

In vertebrates the gallbladder (cholecyst, gall bladder, Biliary Vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans the loss of the gallbladder is usually easily tolerated.

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