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gallstonegall‧stone /ˈɡɔːlstəʊn $ ˈɡɒːlstoʊn/ noun [countable]  HBHa hard stone which can form in your gall bladder
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gallstoneIt's the latest hi-tech development in the battle against gallstones, which affect thousands of people in this country each year.Seven percent reported that their symptoms were unchanged which reflects the difficulty of being certain that symptoms are caused by gallstones.Such an obstruction may be caused by gallstones, neoplasms, or strictures.Biliary supersaturation with cholesterol is a prerequisite for cholesterol gallstone formation.About half the patients develop gallstones.It was when he had an operation to remove his gallstones.Ultrasonography revealed multiple gallstones, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done.Selection Patients were assessed in a special gallstone clinic to determine their suitability for the various treatment techniques available in our unit.
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