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Management of gallstones and their complications.
Am Fam Physician 2000; 61(6):1673-80, 1687-8AF

Abstract

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 exceptions. In symptomatic patients, the intervention varies with the type of gallstone-induced complication. In this article, we review the salient clinical features, diagnostic tests and therapeutic options employed in the management of gallstones and their complications.

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Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10750875

Citation

Ahmed, A, et al. "Management of Gallstones and Their Complications." American Family Physician, vol. 61, no. 6, 2000, pp. 1673-80, 1687-8.
Ahmed A, Cheung RC, Keeffe EB. Management of gallstones and their complications. Am Fam Physician. 2000;61(6):1673-80, 1687-8.
Ahmed, A., Cheung, R. C., & Keeffe, E. B. (2000). Management of gallstones and their complications. American Family Physician, 61(6), pp. 1673-80, 1687-8.
Ahmed A, Cheung RC, Keeffe EB. Management of Gallstones and Their Complications. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Mar 15;61(6):1673-80, 1687-8. PubMed PMID: 10750875.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Management of gallstones and their complications. AU - Ahmed,A, AU - Cheung,R C, AU - Keeffe,E B, PY - 2000/4/6/pubmed PY - 2000/4/15/medline PY - 2000/4/6/entrez SP - 1673-80, 1687-8 JF - American family physician JO - Am Fam Physician VL - 61 IS - 6 N2 - 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 exceptions. In symptomatic patients, the intervention varies with the type of gallstone-induced complication. In this article, we review the salient clinical features, diagnostic tests and therapeutic options employed in the management of gallstones and their complications. SN - 0002-838X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10750875/full_citation L2 - http://www.aafp.org/link_out?pmid=10750875 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -