Disorders of the biliary tract

Ron Palmon, Kalpesh K. Patel

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Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts are common causes of morbidity in the United States. The most common syndromes involve complications of gallstones, which can necessitate both outpatient or inpatient care. These syndromes can be treated effectively, often with surgical or endoscopic techniques. The prompt diagnosis and appropriate management can often lead to rapid resolution with minimal long-term complications. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in particular has become the mainstay of treatment for gallstones and is one of the most commonly performed operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781118932759
ISBN (Print)9781118519967
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Bile duct
  • Gallbladder
  • Gallstone


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