Gerd And Gallstones

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Definition

Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder. Gallstones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball.

See also:

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Choledocholithiasis

Alternative Names

Cholelithiasis; Gallbladder attack; Biliary colic; Gallstone attack; Bile calculus; Biliary calculus


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of gallstones varies. There are two main types of gallstones:

  • Stones made out of cholesterol. Gallstones made out of cholesterol are...
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