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I would like to know if it is customary too take out your gall bladder after recuperation of acute pancreatitis?


I don't know about common but it is done.

Occasionally gallstones can block the flow of digestive enzymes from the pancreas since both the bile ducts and pancreas ducts drain through the same small opening (called the Ampulla of Vater) which is held tight by a small circular muscle (called the Sphincter of Oddi). This results in inflammation of the pancreas. This is known as gallstone pancreatitis. Blockage of the bile ducts may cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. If the bile duct remains blocked bile is unable to drain properly, jaundice (yellow discoloration of the eyes and skin) can develop and an infection known as cholangitis may also develop.

The doctors may find it expedient to remove the gall bladder rather than remove the gall stones themselves, especially if reoccurence is expected.