Cálculos biliares

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Cálculos biliares

La vesícula biliar es un órgano cuya función normalmente es almacenar la bilis excretada por el hígado. La bilis es una solución compuesta de agua, sales biliares, lecitina, colesterol y algunos otros pequeños solutos. Los cambios en la concentración relativa de estos componentes pueden causar precipitación de la solución y la formación de nidos alrededor de los cuales se forman cálculos biliares. Los cálculos biliares se pueden agrandar y obstruir la abertura de salida de la vesícula o conducto cístico, lo cual produce un dolor en el cuadrante superior derecho o parte media del epigastrio (por encima del ombligo) en el abdomen que se siente como un cólico.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/24/2012
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California.

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