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Current treatment modalities for symptomatic gallstones.
Am J Gastroenterol 1993; 88(5):633-9AJ

Abstract

Gallstone disease is an important clinical problem: approximately 10% of all adults in the western population have gallstones. Most gallstones, however, remain asymptomatic, and from various disciplines there is consensus that only symptomatic gallstones require therapy. Since the first gallbladder extirpation in 1882, cholecystectomy has been considered the gold standard. Nowadays, this operation is performed laparoscopically in most hospitals. Despite relatively low morbidity and mortality rates, a number of alternative therapies have been developed in the past few years. These alternative treatment modalities are especially indicated in high risk patients and in patients rejecting surgery. In this review article, the currently available treatment modalities are discussed.

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Department of General Surgery, University Hospital, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8480723

Citation

Plaisier, P W., et al. "Current Treatment Modalities for Symptomatic Gallstones." The American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 88, no. 5, 1993, pp. 633-9.
Plaisier PW, van der Hul RL, Terpstra OT, et al. Current treatment modalities for symptomatic gallstones. Am J Gastroenterol. 1993;88(5):633-9.
Plaisier, P. W., van der Hul, R. L., Terpstra, O. T., & Bruining, H. A. (1993). Current treatment modalities for symptomatic gallstones. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 88(5), pp. 633-9.
Plaisier PW, et al. Current Treatment Modalities for Symptomatic Gallstones. Am J Gastroenterol. 1993;88(5):633-9. PubMed PMID: 8480723.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Current treatment modalities for symptomatic gallstones. AU - Plaisier,P W, AU - van der Hul,R L, AU - Terpstra,O T, AU - Bruining,H A, PY - 1993/5/1/pubmed PY - 1993/5/1/medline PY - 1993/5/1/entrez SP - 633 EP - 9 JF - The American journal of gastroenterology JO - Am. J. Gastroenterol. VL - 88 IS - 5 N2 - Gallstone disease is an important clinical problem: approximately 10% of all adults in the western population have gallstones. Most gallstones, however, remain asymptomatic, and from various disciplines there is consensus that only symptomatic gallstones require therapy. Since the first gallbladder extirpation in 1882, cholecystectomy has been considered the gold standard. Nowadays, this operation is performed laparoscopically in most hospitals. Despite relatively low morbidity and mortality rates, a number of alternative therapies have been developed in the past few years. These alternative treatment modalities are especially indicated in high risk patients and in patients rejecting surgery. In this review article, the currently available treatment modalities are discussed. SN - 0002-9270 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8480723/Current_treatment_modalities_for_symptomatic_gallstones_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/gallstones.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -