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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Gallstones: What the Medical Student Needs to Know

Shantanu Chandrashekhar, Sumedha Yadav, Sayali Pawar, Tanisha Shekhar

Abstract: This review of literature attempts to summarise the vast available information on gallstone disease. Gallstones are concretions that form in the biliary tract. The prevalence of gallstones in India ranges from 6 % to 9 % in the adult population.Gallstone disease is a common medical condition that every medical student, professional deals with on a regular basis. A thorough understanding of the disease will no doubt be indispensible to the medical practitioner.

Keywords: Choleldochoithiasis, cholelithiasis, etiology, gall stones, pathogenesis, treatment



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