Clinical Importance and Natural History of Biliary Sludge in Outpatients.

@article{Hill2016ClinicalIA,
  title={Clinical Importance and Natural History of Biliary Sludge in Outpatients.},
  author={Paul Armstrong Hill and Robert D. Harris},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          605-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Gallbladder sludge is a common diagnosis on routine abdominal sonography, yet its clinical importance is uncertain, especially in outpatients. To determine its natural history and potential future complications in this setting, we reviewed the imaging and clinical histories of nonhospitalized patients with a diagnosis of sludge on sonography. METHODS We conducted a retrospective search of our institutional radiology information system for all sonographic reports using the key words… CONTINUE READING
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