Choledocholithiasis, Ascending Cholangitis, and Gallstone Pancreatitis

Siriboon Attasaranya, Evan Fogel, Glen Lehman

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Abstract

Gallstone disease is encountered commonly in clinical practice. The diagnosis of biliary stones has become less problematic with current, less-invasive imaging methods. The relatively invasive endoscopic techniques should be reserved for therapy and not used for diagnosis. Acute cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis are two major complications that require prompt recognition and timely intervention to limit morbidity and prevent mortality or recurrence. Appropriate noninvasive diagnostic studies, adequate monitoring/supportive care, and proper patient selection for invasive therapeutic procedures are elements of good clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-960
Number of pages36
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

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Choledocholithiasis
Cholangitis
Gallstones
Pancreatitis
Patient Selection
Morbidity
Recurrence
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Choledocholithiasis, Ascending Cholangitis, and Gallstone Pancreatitis. / Attasaranya, Siriboon; Fogel, Evan; Lehman, Glen.

In: Medical Clinics of North America, Vol. 92, No. 4, 07.2008, p. 925-960.

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