Biliary microlithiasis

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Biliary microlithiasis refers to the creation of small gallstones less than 5mm in diameter in the biliary duct or gallbladder.

It has been suggested[1] as a cause of postcholecystectomy syndrome, or PCS, the symptoms of which include:

  • Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
  • Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ursodeoxycholic acid treatment for patients with postcholecystectomy pain and bile microlithiasis.". Gastrointest Endosc. 68: 69–74. Jul 2008. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2007.09.046. PMID 18577477. 
  2. ^ Womack NA, Crider RL (1947). "The Persistence of Symptoms Following Cholecystectomy". Ann. Surg. 126 (1): 31–55. doi:10.1097/00000658-194707000-00004. PMC 1803303free to read. PMID 17858976. 
  3. ^ http://biliarymicrolithiasis.com
  4. ^ "Ursodeoxycholic acid treatment for patients with postcholecystectomy pain and bile microlithiasis.". Gastrointest Endosc. 68: 69–74. Jul 2008. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2007.09.046. PMID 18577477.