Postcholecystectomy Syndrome

Cholecystectomy and NAFLD: Does Gallbladder Removal Have Metabolic Consequences

Cholecystectomy and NAFLD: Does Gallbladder Removal Have Metabolic Consequences? Article (PDF Available)  in The American Journal of Gastroenterology108(6):959-61 · June 2013 with 940 Reads DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2013.84} · Sourc Abstract: Pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) disease and gallbladder (GB) disease secondary to cholesterol gallstones is complex, yet both conditions share similar associated risk factors, most of them related to the metabolic syndrome. Cholecystectomy, the best treatment for GB disease, is […]

Post-cholecystectomy syndrome: A new look at an old problem

  Divya Arora, Robin Kaushik, Ravinder Kaur,1 and Atul Sachdev2 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Go to: Abstract Background: Despite being the most commonly performed operations, sometimes cholecystectomy fails to relieve symptoms; this is now a well-recognised clinical entity termed ‘post-cholecystectomy syndrome’ (PCS). Very few studies from India deal with PCS, and the present study was carried out […]

Effects of cholecystectomy on gastric and oesophageal mucosa.

Syeda NS Gilani, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Date of Award 2012 Document type, Thesis Gastric Mucosa, Cholecystectomy Abstract Chronic exposure of oesophageal mucosa to bile has been implicated in the etiology of the oesophageal lesions which develop into Barrett’s oesophagus.Loss of the gallbladder reservoir function at cholecystectomy may critically alter the dynamics of bile […]

Postcholecystectomy Syndrome

Steen W Jensen, MD Chief, Department of Surgery, Plumas District Hospital,  Steen W Jensen, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Surgeons Background The term postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) describes the presence of symptoms after cholecystectomy. [1] These symptoms can represent either the continuation of symptoms thought to be caused by gallbladder pathology […]

Prospective 6 Weeks Follow-up Post-cholecystectomy : The Predictive Value of Pre-Operative Symptoms

Prospective 6 Weeks Follow-up Post-cholecystectomy: The Predictive Value of Pre-Operative Symptoms M. C. Mertens & J. De Vries & V. P. W. Scholtes & P. Jansen & J. A. Roukema Abstract Objective Many patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis report persisting symptoms after elective cholecystectomy. The current prospective follow-up study aims at the identification and valuation of risk […]

Myths about gall bladder disease By Dr Ronald Hoffman

August 18, 2017 | By Dr. Ronald Hoffman allstone disease is one of the most common and costly of all digestive diseases. It is estimated that 10-20% of all US adults have gallstones. Each year, around 500,000 people develop symptoms or complications necessitating cholecystectomy, and approximately 10,000 people die annually from complications of gallstones. Let’s clear up […]

Diet and Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS)

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Clinical patterns of postcholecystectomy syndrome [19.8% in first 3 years]

Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2018 Feb; 22(1): 52–57. Published online 2018 Feb 26. doi:  10.14701/ahbps.2018.22.1.52 PMCID: PMC5845611 PMID: 29536056 Clinical patterns of postcholecystectomy syndrome Bader Hamza Shirah,1 Hamza Asaad Shirah,2 Syed Husham Zafar,3 and Khalid B Albeladi4 Author information ? Article notes ? Copyright and License information ? Disclaimer Go to: Abstract Backgrounds/Aims Postcholecystectomy syndrome represents a heterogeneous group of symptoms and findings in patients who have previously undergone […]


For nearly 70 years Doctors have known about Post Cholecystectomy complcations risks, yet every consent obtained Cholecystectomy are void of post heath complcations know as Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, being as high as 40%   Extract Frequently the removal of the gallbladder is followed by acute symptoms identical to those which existed prior to operation. This postoperative symptom complex so characteristic of […]

Postcholecystectomy symptom outcomes – Several medical study summary points

Key Points Symptomatic improvement post cholecystectomy at two year mark –  At two years ONLY (53%) were completely symptom free. Postcholecystectomy symptoms occurring in the remaining 47%  patients, mainly : – flatulent dyspepsia – dull abdominal pain – or diarrhoea “nearly one half of operated patients are dissatisfied with the procedure because of mild but distressing […]