Affects up to 7% of females and 15% of males.
Two types – cholesterol stones and pigmentary stones
Most asymptomatic, 10% symptomatic
Biliary colic, cholecystitis
Complications – occlusion ( cholecystitis); empyema of gallbladder; pancreatitis; neoplasm
Surgical removal (cholecystectomy); bile acid administration for dissolving; lithotripsy
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