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Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis Risk Factors and Management

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Continuing with our discussion of cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, in this lecture, we will discuss the risk factors for the cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis, and the management of the cholecystitis.

Keep the following questions in mind while studying the notes or the video:

  • What drugs can help against gallstone diseases?
  • What drugs increase the risk of gallstone diseases?
  • How to assess a patient's risk of cholelithiasis?
  • What advice to offer about dietary and lifestyle habits to a person at risk of gallbladder diseases?
  • Important risk factors for gallbladder diseases, including gallstones/cholelithiasis and eventual cholecystectomy.

​We will discuss

  • The risk factors for cholecystitis and cholelithiasis.
  • The usual causes for the flare-ups
  • The management approaches including:
    • NSAIDs
    • Cholecystectomy
      • Laproscopic
      • Open
    • Ursodeoxycholic Acid
    • Management consideration in the pregnant women.


In this lecture Dr. Mobeen will discuss:

1. Risk factors for cholelithiasis. (00:44)

2. Protective factors for gall bladder diseases. (3:02)

3. Acute cholelithiasis. (5:26)

4. Management of cholelithiasis. (9:06)

5. Indication for surgery. (11:58)

6. Use of ursodeoxycholic acid in treatment. (14:32)

Presented by Dr. Mobeen Syed

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