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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Liver Disease|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
- Biliary pain
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