Incidence of Asymptomatic Gall Bladder Stones in the General Population
Background: The study was designed to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic gallstone disease in patients admitted to various specialties of Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital between October 2013 to October 2015.
Materials and methods: The medical history and other clinical data were collected along with ultrasonograpghy, microbiological evaluation and biochemical analysis. They subjected to subjected to laparoscopic cholecystectomy or open cholecystectomy based on GB calculi severity. All patients received peri-operative antibiotic.
Results: Out of 800 admitted patients, 60 were diagnosed with the different types of calculi. Women were more for disease than men and the patients in late 50s were more prone for calculi development. A direct correlation with diabetes, low socio-economic conditions and unhealthy dietary habits were recorded. etc. E. coli was the commest pathogen on gall infection among the patients. Their histopathological analysis showed no malignancy.
Conclusion: The study revealed needs the proper and systematic evaluation for calculi in aged people. The healthier life would minimize the disease severity. Non-neoplastic lesions were more common till 50 years. The present study also revealed that the early detection could be especially useful in managing the gall bladders.