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Long-term natural history of silent gallstones: implications for secondary prevention

  • D. F. Ransohoff

Abstract

Approximately 15 million Americans have gallstones1. The majority of these gallstones are silent2,3. The question of how to manage silent gallstone disease has received considerable attention in recent years for two reasons. First, ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen now causes gallstones to be identified more frequently as ‘Incidental findings’. Second, medical dissolution therapy is likely to become available as a possible option for management of cholesterol gallstones.

Keywords

Acute Cholecystitis Gallstone Disease Biliary Complication Expectant Management Cholesterol Gallstone 
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