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Highlights Overview: Gallstones are small, hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder, a sac-like organ that lies under the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. The process of gallstone formation (cholelithiasis) is generally slow, and usually most gallstones do not cause pain or other symptoms. Women (particularly if pregnant), diabetics and overweight individuals are at increased risk for developing gallbladder disease. Gallbladder cancer is rare. Survival rates are one the rise, but there are still some deaths because the disease is often diagnosed at a late stage. Removing the gallbladder is the only way to cure gallbladder cancer. Treatment: Removal of the gallbladder can be safely performed during open, small incision or laparoscopic surgery (robot or human assisted). Laparoscopic surgery is the most common technique today. A review of these surgical approaches showed no difference in mortality or complication rates. Faster recovery times are reported after the less invasi...
My son is 7 years old and for the past two years he has experienced headaches on the right side of his head, most always they wake him in the very early morning hours. We have been to our pediatrician, who suggested an MRI. The results showed nothing unusual. He gave us a prescription for a migraine medication that had not been tested in children so I did not fill it. I try to administer Advil early if my son wakes up complaining of a headache, but most often it doesn't help and he ends up vomiting several times until he feels better. There are no foods that I can relate to these headaches. I have also tried massage, cold packs, etc- no help. Any suggestions? Brandy.
A sad fact about Migraine treatment is that we use many medications that were developed for other conditions and many that haven't been tested for children. This is ...
Cancer of the gallbladder is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that lies just under the liver in the upper abdomen. Cholangiocarcinoma is an adenocarcinoma (carcinoma derived from glandular tissue or in which the tumor cells form recognizable glandular structures) arising from the epithelium (cellular lining) of the intrahepatic (within the liver) bile ducts. The majority of gallbladder tumors are found in glandular tissue within the gallbladder (adenocarcinoma). Others originate in the connective tissue (sarcoma) or other tissues (squamous carcinoma). The management for all gallbladder cancer types is the same, always depending upon the extent of the tumor at the time of diagnosis. Cancer of the gallbladder is more common in women than in men. It also is more common in people who have had clusters of material in their gallbladder ( gallstones ). Cancer of the gallbladder is hard to diagnose because the gallbla...
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