For last few years, 50 year old Marzina Begum of village Bouddo Bari, P.O. Mongla, Bagerhat, Khulna, Bangladesh, was suffering from pain after eating, usually in the upper right or upper middle area of her belly, nausea and vomiting, indigestion and Infection (cholecystitis). She used to have severe pain and associated high fever, chills, and even rigors. She was diagnosed with empyema gall bladder, and she needed Cholicystectomy. Money needed for her Cholicystectomy, she never could afford it. On October 15th of 2010, with the financial help of the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International, she got her surgery. It was done by Surgeon, Dr. Badiul Alam and anesthesiologist Dr. Kawsar Ahmed.
Acute cholecystitis in the presence of bacteria-containing bile may progress to suppurative infection in which the gallbladder fills with purulent material, a condition referred to as empyema of the gallbladder. Systemic antibiotics and urgent drainage or resection are required to reduce the incidence of complications and to avoid or treat associated sepsis.
In the bacterially contaminated gallbladder, the stagnation and marked inflammation associated with acute cholecystitis fills the gallbladder lumen with exudative material principally comprised of frank pus. This process may be associated with calculous cholecystitis, acalculous cholecystitis, or carcinoma of the gallbladder. Left untreated, generalized sepsis ensues, with progression in the gallbladder to patchy gangrene, microperforation, macroperforation, or, rarely, cholecystoduodenal fistula.
Cholecystitis means inflammation of the gallbladder. Like biliary colic, it too is caused by sudden obstruction of the ducts by a gallstone, usually the cystic duct. In fact, cholecystitis may begin with an episode of biliary colic. Obstruction of the cystic duct causes the wall of the gallbladder to begin secreting fluid just as with biliary colic, however, for unclear reasons, inflammation sets in. At first the inflammation is sterile, that is, there is no infection with bacteria; however, over time the bile and gallbladder become infected with bacteria that travel through the ducts from the intestine.
With cholecystitis, there is constant pain in the right upper abdomen. Inflammation extends through the wall of the gallbladder, and the right upper abdomen becomes particularly tender when it is pushed or even tapped. Unlike with biliary colic, however, it is painful to move. Individuals with cholecystitis usually lie still. There is fever, and the white blood cell count is elevated, both signs of inflammation. Cholecystitis usually is treated with antibiotics, and most episodes will resolve over several days.
Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ that sits just below the liver on the upper right side of our abdomen. Gallbladder collects and stores bile, a digestive fluid produced in our liver.
Cholecystectomy may be necessary if some one experience pain from gallstones that block the flow of bile. Cholecystectomy is a common surgery, and it carries only a small risk of complications.
Cholecystectomy can relieve the pain and discomfort of gallstones. Conservative treatments, such as dietary modifications, usually can’t stop gallstones from recurring. Cholecystectomy is the only way to prevent gallstones.
Just like Marzina Begum, Who are suffering from various disorders, Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization is financing the surgeries for them. Each month twelve needy patients are saved through these life saving surgeries.