A South Indian cadaveric study on the prevalence of gallstones

Nayak, Satheesha B (2020) A South Indian cadaveric study on the prevalence of gallstones. Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), 72 (4). pp. 340-343. ISSN 1812-2027

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Background: Gallstone disease (GSD) is one among the most prevalent diseases that affects approximately 10-15% of the population. It is associated with many other diseases like gallbladder cancer, renal stones, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and stroke. Objective: Objective of this study is to document the prevalence of gallstones among south Indian cadavers. Method: One hundred and twenty three South Indian cadaveric livers/gallbladders were observed for the presence of gallstones. The age range was 40 to 70 years. The gallbladders were palpated to know the presence of stones. They were then dissected and the stones were classified based on appearance. Gall bladder walls were also observed to know the associated fibrosis. Result: Among the cadavers studied, 0.81% possessed cholesterol stones and 4.06% had pigment stones. Among the stones, 83.33% were pigment stones and 16.66% were cholesterol stones. Conclusion: Compared to the western countries and north Indian studies, the prevalence of gallstone diseaseis low in the south Indian population (4.87%). The low prevalence was probably due to the low socioeconomic status and the diet and lifestyle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cholelithiasis; gall bladder; gallstones; hepatobiliary; liver.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 10:02
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 10:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156913

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