gallbladder attack symptoms

Removal of the gallbladder



Represented the operations index value of 2007 to 2009 for the removal of the gallbladder compared to the national average with the value 1 A value less than 1 means that gallbladder distances are performed less frequently than average in this group (0.5 = half as often). If a circle has a value higher than 1, it will be made more frequently than average (2 = twice as much). The influence of code-specific age and sex structure is considered.

The proportion of people who have gall bladder symptoms, in Germany amounts to 15 to 20%. Indications for surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy), the guideline "Diagnosis and treatment of gallstones" on the symptomatic cholelithiasis (complaints of patients in which gallstones were detected) and acute cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). The latter is the most common complication of gallstone disease in which the cause is usually a temporary or permanent closure of the gallbladder by a gallstone Ganges. The majority of people who have gallstones, but occur (permanently) no complaints, so that alone does not index cholecystectomy due to the presence of gallstones.

Possible reasons for surgery include occurs when the wall of the gallbladder is also hardens (porcelain gallbladder), gallbladder attack symptoms stones have a diameter of more than three centimeters, or in addition gallbladder polyps were detected with a diameter of over one centimeter, because with these risk a malignant disease of the gallbladder increased. The available options for the conservative treatment of gallstone disease are very limited, so the drug litholysis (dissolution of stones) is only for individual cases at all to consider and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been compared to laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to poorer long-term results are not proven . (S3-Guideline 2007)
In Germany are fairly constant year around 190,000 distances of the gall bladder attack - mostly as laparoscopic surgery - performed.