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Friday, July 10, 2009 erector, Community Member, asks

Q: Chronic pancreatitis after gallbladder surgery?

Is there any relation to having gallbladder and bile duct removed and then developing pancreatitis?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/15/09 5:41am

I'm afraid I don't know enough about this to give you a definitive answer.  I do know there is a close relationship between the gallbladder, bile ducts and the pancreas.  I've also come across other discussions where people are talking about developing pancreatitis shortly before or after gallbladder surgery.  But whether there's a direct cause and effect relationship, I just don't know.


I do know there is something called gallstone pancreatitis in which a stone gets lodged in the pancreas duct.  Here's a link to an article about biliary tract disorders, gallbladder disorders and gallstone pancreatitis that may be helpful:


Here are some links on our site that might also be helpful to you:


Pancreatitis (overview)

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Best of luck to you!

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By erector, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/17/14, First Published: 07/10/09