postcholecystectomy syndrome


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post·cho·le·cys·tec·to·my syn·drome

the recurrence or persistence of signs and symptoms that led to removal of the gallbladder, but after cholecystectomy.

postcholecystectomy syndrome

(pōst″kō″lĕ-sis″tek′tŏ-mē) [ post- + cholecystectomy]
Persistent right upper quadrant pain or indigestion or both after surgical removal of the gallbladder for similar symptoms.
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Patients with a postcholecystectomy syndrome have diverticuli in 30% of cases [6].
These signs and symptoms, which are collectively referred to as postcholecystectomy syndrome, consist of the same ones that existed before the operation or new ones that normally can be attributed to a diseased gallbladder.
Postcholecystectomy syndrome occurs more often in women than in men; in younger than older patients; and in people who have had symptoms for a longer period before surgery.
8) Aside from their causative role in mechanical bile duct obstruction, biliary neuromas have been implicated as a source for the pain of postcholecystectomy syndrome.