Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  

Health Forum    Respiratory Diseases
Health Discussion Forum

 where i can found the best mesothelioma supports information??
yes, i would like to ask where can i found the best mesothelioma supports information?? thanks for any info ...

 What exactly is in Shisha?
What is Shisha and what's in it? Is it bad for you or not?...

 i am 24 years old.my immunoglobin ige is 581.32 iu/ml.whether there is any reason of being cautious of it?

 Recipe for a Hot Totty(Toddy)?
My hubby and I have both been sick with a cough for almost two weeks now. We went to the doc and they said we'd just have to get thru it with the regular cough syrups and decongestants. We are ...

 does blood in your booger mean you have TB?
i am not really coughing but i've had colds almost every day this week. also, there are times when i breathe that i have to breathe deeply instead of the usual breathing. when i cleaned my nose, ...

 Can an asthma attack be stopped on its tracks?
My child's asthma starts gradually, usually when catching cold or drinking anything cold, first some coughing appears, after 1-2 days the coughing becomes more persistent until is non stop and ...

 sneezing and c-pap?
about once a week when I wake up with my c-pap my nose is running and i have to sneeze. Both of these problems keep going all day. What is going on and what can i do to stop it?...

 Asthmetic 3 yr old?
I have a little girl who is 3 yrs old and has asthma. She is on flovent(3 puffs 3times a day )and ventolin 2 puffs 3-4 times a day. She has been having problems constantly coughing at night and ...

 What is the best cure for hicups? Stuck with it for a month and are so sick and tired of it.?
Please!!! I really need help. Don't worry if you think you have a silly answer. Tell me anyway!...

 How does Lou Gehrig's Disease pass on?

 bad breathe?
what causes bad ...

 how can i cure my flu quickly?

 What are the long term effects of smoking pot? What damage does it do to the throat and lungs?

 a neonate 2 days old is on ventilator but spo2 is not maintaining he is not having any chd xray does not help?
his blood counts & other investigation r ...

 HELP PLEASE, coughing up seriously thick flem?
My cousins boyfriend thinks he has bronchitus, he hasnt been coughing up your regular flem though. When he coughs it sounds like a rip becuase the flem is coming up , but this flem is seriously thick ...

 symptoms of primary complex and what happens to a primary complex child?

 clogged ears?
I've had a bad cold about 2 weeks ago, the only symptom left is that my ear is so clogged still. I thought it was wax build up, I did everything for that, it wasn't the problem. No ...

 For pediatric dose of Albuterol how much of an adult pre-mix bullet is given?
The pre-mix is 2.5mg in 3.0 ml of NS, this is via a nebulizer....

 Does infection and recovery from Tuberculosis lead to immunity?
I was wondering if you become exposed to TB, and are treated or carrying it as latent TB, will you produce immunity that will stay with you forever. I am researching the newer QuantiFERON-TB Gold® ...

 Is there any way to "clean out" your lungs?
Odd question, yes. But I'm quitting smoking (from just less than one year of smoking) cold turkey, and I just.. can't take this anymore, I'm suffocating with my every breath. Is there ...

What does it mean when a person has a calcified gallbladder?
... also known as a porcelain gallbladder...

Thanks! :D
Additional Details
I have searched it on yahoo, but I would like to see if anybody knows a little bit more information or if anybody has had a calcified gallbladder and if they needed surgery right away.

there's too much calcium in their gallbladder.

According to a few Google results it's when the lining of the gall bladder becomes, well, calcified! A layer of hard calcium builds up, apparently triggered by gallstones and can lead to gall bladder cancer. Symptoms include abdominal pain. Organs that have been inflamed for a long time can become calcified. Owch!

always a friend
You have some good answers already. Gallbladder attacks can be extremely painful. Some time they can used ultra-sound to brake up the stones. But, if it is bad enough they will remove the gallbladder.

Hi Tiki

Porcelain or calcified gallbladder is a relatively rare condition and not much is known about its etiology. Whether it is associated with gallbladder cancer or not appears to still be up for debate.

In porcelain gallbladder, all or parts of the gallbladder wall contain deposits of calcium carbonate.

Here is a quote from emedicine:

"Extensive calcium encrustation of the gallbladder wall has been variably termed calcified gallbladder, calcifying cholecystitis, or cholecystopathia chronica calcarea. The term "porcelain gallbladder" has been used to emphasize the blue discoloration and brittle consistency of the gallbladder wall at surgery. Some authorities eschew these terms and instead call all calcified gallbladders "porcelain gallbladders." The true incidence of porcelain gallbladder is unknown, but it is reported to be 0.6-0.8%, with a male-to-female ratio of 1:5. Most porcelain gallbladders (90%) are associated with gallstones.

Patients with porcelain gallbladder are usually asymptomatic, and the condition is usually found incidentally on plain abdominal radiographs, sonograms, or computed tomography (CT) images. Surgical treatment of porcelain gallbladder is based on results from studies performed in 1931 and 1962, which revealed an association between porcelain gallbladder and gallbladder carcinoma. Porcelain gallbladder is an uncommon condition; recognizing the clinical and imaging characteristics of the disease is important because of the high frequency (22%) of adenocarcinoma in porcelain gallbladder. Nonetheless, the causal relationship between porcelain gallbladder and malignancy has not been established. Surgery should not be delayed even if the patient is asymptomatic, because the occurrence of carcinoma in porcelain gallbladder is remarkably high."

I was interested in how the calcification might be related to calcium metabolism in the body and found at least a couple links to this. Anytime calcium metabolism is mentioned I have to wonder whether the parathyroid gland might be involved. I found this link.


Also, Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with hyperparathyroidism and both are linked to many of the conditions that are associated with gallstones: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, triglycerides, inflammation. Magnesium and vitamin C deficiency have been linked to gallbladder disease as well.

Gall bladder removal is often recommended but it was not clear whether it is considered an emergency. There is a debate as to whether open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy is appropriate for this condition.

I've included some links specific to porcelain gallbladder and some other related links on the gallbladder.

I hope this helps some.

Good luck!

 Enter Your Message or Comment

User Name:  
User Email:   
Post a comment:

Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.024
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Friday, February 12, 2016
Terms of use - Privacy Policy