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I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes, but...

Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option.
Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?!

In brief: Yes, but...

Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option.
Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?!
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