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Definition of Cholelithiasis

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presence of gallstones
Cholelithiasis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
(hypernym) lithiasis
Cholelithiasis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Gallstones, Presence or formation of gallstones
NIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
Gallstones in the gallbladder.
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A gallstone (also called cholelithiasis) is a crystalline concretion formed within the gallbladder by accretion of bile components. These calculi are formed in the gallbladder but may distally pass into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct or the ampulla of Vater. Rarely, in cases of severe inflammation, gallstones may erode through the gallbladder into adherent bowel potentially causing an obstruction termed gallstone ileus.

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