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My brother has Thalasemia, little liver sweeling.Recently 17mm gallstones has diagnosed.What will be the treatment and risk factors for him ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Gallstone ? disease

Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct.
Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased.

In brief: Gallstone ? disease

Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct.
Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Gall stone

Unless he is severely anemic,he should tolerate laparoscopic removal of the stones well if removal is recommended by the abdominal surgeon.
Also he will be checked preoperatively to make sure he has no coagulation abnormalities.

In brief: Gall stone

Unless he is severely anemic,he should tolerate laparoscopic removal of the stones well if removal is recommended by the abdominal surgeon.
Also he will be checked preoperatively to make sure he has no coagulation abnormalities.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Which one?

Hi. Is it alpha-thal, beta-thal, minor versus major? Risk will depend on those things.
Talk with the surgeon and anesthesiologist, as well as having his hematologist involved. Good luck to him!

In brief: Which one?

Hi. Is it alpha-thal, beta-thal, minor versus major? Risk will depend on those things.
Talk with the surgeon and anesthesiologist, as well as having his hematologist involved. Good luck to him!
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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