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A 54-year-old male asked:

sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Treat will be same: Gall bladder with gall stones is a diseased gall bladder , 8 mm or 8 cm , single stone or multiple stones , treatment is gb removal , some times you can observe or some times need emergency surgery.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
If this question pertains to the 8 mm stone in the bile duct 10 years after prior gallbladder surgery in an elderly patient (not 8 cm stone), you need to restate the full question again for better clarification & appropriate answer. See GI for ERCP.
Jun 27, 2013
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 35 years experience
Surgery if symptoms: Gb surgery would be appropriate if you have symptoms. Just having gallstones does not require any therapy. Once symptoms start, however, they continue and slowly worsen over time. In the worst case, the gallbladder can become gangrenous and rupture causeing the need for an emergency procedure. If symptoms start, therefore, you should have the surgery early, electively before a disaster happens.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
You may need to fully restate your question if this relates to the 8mm (not 8cm) bile duct stone 10 years after gallbladder surgery in an elderly person. ERCP with a Gastroenterologist would likely be able to remove it.
Jun 14, 2013

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