Management of gallstones and their complications.

  title={Management of gallstones and their complications.},
  author={Aijaz Ahmed and Raymond T.F. Cheung and Emmet B. Keeffe},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={1673-80, 1687-8}
The accurate differentiation of gallstone-induced biliary colic from other abdominal disease processes is the most crucial step in the successful management of gallstone disease. Despite the availability of many imaging techniques to demonstrate the presence of gallstones, clinical judgment ultimately determines the association of symptoms with cholelithiasis and its complications. Adult patients with silent or incidental gallstones should be observed and managed expectantly, with few… CONTINUE READING

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