, , , , , ,

Surgical Management for Asymptomatic Cholelithiasis


Patients with Asymptomatic Cholelithiasis developed symptoms at a rate of approximately 1% to 2% per year.

Complications if surgery is not done were rare (approximately 4% over 25 years) except when preceded by biliary colic.

Complications typically include acute cholecystitis (0.3% per year), obstructive jaundice (0.2% per year), acute pancreatitis (0.04% to 1.5% per year), and gallstone ileus (rare)

Reference
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/p468.html




0 comments:

Post a Comment