Original Article

THE AGE AND GENDER PRESENTATION IN THE FORMATIONS OF GALLSTONES

  • Hande Sevinç
  • Merve Sena Demir
  • Canan Mercan
  • Filiz Yüksel
  • Ayşe Çaylan

Received Date: 14.10.2016 Accepted Date: 01.11.2016 Turk Med Stud J 2017;4(1):11-13

Aims:

The aim of this study is to determine age and gender differences in gallstones.

Methods:

First of all, we searched the general knowledge about gallstones. Then, we retrospectively evaluated 330 patients who applied to the General Surgery Department of Trakya University with the diagnosis of gall bladder stone between 09.01.2015-03.30.2016.

Results:

Two hundred and eight (63%) patients were female and 122 (37%) were male. 106 (32.1%) patients were over 65 years old and the least risky group in forming gallstones was under 20 years of age.

Conclusion:

In Trakya University General Surgery Department, gall bladder stones are mostly seen in patients over 65 years of age and higher in women compaired to men.

Keywords: Cholelithiasis, gallstones, risk factors