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Rate of Liver Lesion formation following Cholecystectomy

I am currently reading up on liver lesions, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. I am particularly interested in the rates of formation. For instance cancerous lesions can appear rapidly while more chronic ...
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Why can one not simply remove gallstones, not the whole gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a pouch like organ that can hold little stones that form from cholesterol and other crystals. When people experience pain or other complications from these stones, the common ...
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How does removal of the gallbladder affect life expectancy?

Is the gallbladder really just a rudimental organ? If I undergo cholecystectomy, will my life expectancy be shorter than normal because of that?
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