silent gallstones

si·lent gall·stones

gallstones that cause no symptoms and are discovered by radiographic or ultrasound examination at the time of operation or autopsy.
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Cholelithiasis and even silent gallstones, which were asymptomatic, produced a series of epithelial pathological changes in the gallbladder mucosa, which could be precursor lesion of carcinoma gallbladder.
However, they don't know whether weight loss increases the risk of silent gallstones becoming symptomatic gallstones or of other complications developing.