GALLBLADDER DISEASES ARE MORE COMMON IN FEMALE; AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
*Singh A.P., Chhari A.S., Bais P.S., Garg R., Sharma P. and Gaharwar A.P.S.
Background and objective: Gallbladder and rest of biliary system disease are known from ancient time. gallstone disease is one of the most common problems affecting the digestive tract. Autopsy report have shown prevalence of gallstone from 11% to 36%. multiparous female are at higher risk of gallstone formation. Scope of our study is to analysis the effect of age, sex and parity in gallbladder disorders. Method: This is a prospective study in which 350 patients presenting with definitive diagnosis of gallbladder disorders or presenting with clinical features suggestive of cholecystitis and later on diagnosed as acute cholecystitis or other gallbladder disorders, were included in the study. Their demographic and epidemiological data were recorded. Results: the ratio of male to female was 1:4.3 and most of the female were multiparous. Maximum number of patients recorded in the age group of 31-40 years.
Keywords: gallbladder, gallstone, female.
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