To find out the pattern of gall bladder disease at Nawabshah. A observational cross sectional study from Nov.1998 to Oct.2001. Setting: Dept. of Surgery, Peoples Medical College Hospital, Nawabshah.
Patients of either sex who had gall bladder disease and were operated. The detailed data of all the patients was collected and analyzed. A total of 260 patients were operated for gall bladder disease during the study period. Amongst them 215 were females and 45 males, with ages ranging from 13 to 79 years. Most  patients presented with pain in the right hypochondrium, where as 130 patients suffered from flatulent dyspepsia, 120 from fullness after eating, and 56 from nausea and vomiting; 30 gave history of jaundice. Majority of the patients had chronic cholecystitis, while 16 had adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder on histopathology. Gall bladder disease is common at Nawabshah and occurs at a relatively early age as compared with the western countries
Khalid Ahsan Malik ,
Pattern of gall bladder disease at Nawabshah: an analysis of 260 patients,
Pak. J. Surg. 2006;
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