Gallstones: Watch and wait, or intervene?

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Gallstones: Watch and wait, or intervene?

Cleve Clin J Med. 2018 Apr;85(4):323-331

Authors: Ibrahim M, Sarvepalli S, Morris-Stiff G, Rizk M, Bhatt A, Walsh RM, Hayat U, Garber A, Vargo J, Burke CA

Gallstones are common in the United States, affecting an estimated 1 in 7 adults. Fortunately, they are asymptomatic in up to 80% of cases, and current guidelines do not recommend cholecystectomy unless they cause symptoms. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for symptomatic gallstones, acute cholecystitis, and gallstone pancreatitis.

PMID: 29634468 [PubMed - in process]

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