Cholelithiasis is a chronic recurrent disease of the hepatobiliary system. The impaired metabolism of cholesterol, bile acids and bilirubin are characterized by gallstone formation.
Materials & Methods: In the present study, apart from studying the epidemiology i.e., demographic factors, dietary habits, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools and management, it also looks at the stone analysis, bile culture and complications after surgery in rural population in central India.
Results: In this study, 100 cases of cholelithiasis who were admitted in hospital for three years. At present, available literature on cholelithiasis is reviewed and the results of the study are compared with those of other authors. The results are been tabulated in form of tables.
Conclusion: The highest age incidence of cholelithiasis was in the 5th and 6th decade with maximum incidence in the 5th decade. There was an increased incidence in females.