Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis

Ji Young Bang, Stuart Sherman

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Gallstones are common in the United States and are discovered incidentally in the majority of cases. They can result in important sequelae, including biliary pain, cholecystitis, and, less commonly, Mirrizi syndrome (compression of the common hepatic duct by a stone in the neck of the gallbladder) and a cholecystoenteric fistula. Treatment often includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Management strategies are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Liver Disease
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323478823
ISBN (Print)9780323478748
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Biliary pain
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Gallstones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Bang, J. Y., & Sherman, S. (2018). Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. In Handbook of Liver Disease (pp. 470-478). Elsevier.