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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|Toy - Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:39 am||
Is it really possible to have gallstones after you've had your gallbladder removed?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:32 pm||
Patients with symptoms after cholecystectomy similar to cholecystitis or gall bladder disease are known to have postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS).
PCS is caused by alterations in bile flow as a result of removal of the gallbladder. The inappropriate bile flow leads to esophagitis and gastritis and or in others, diarrhea and colicky lower abdominal pain.
Residual or reformed gallbladder
Sphincter of Oddi dyskinesia, spasm, or hypertrophy
Sphincter of Oddi stricture
Endoscopic evaluation and abdominal US help in the diagnosis.
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