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Hosp Med. 2002 Apr;63(4):226-9.

Biliary tract emergencies.

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Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences (Surgery), University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9YW.

Abstract

Gallstones are responsible for the majority of biliary tract emergencies and will be the main focus of this article. Gallstones present with features related to the site of the calculi and are therefore considered separately. Cholecystolithiasis refers to gallstones confined to the gallbladder, whereas choledocholithiasis refers to gallstones within the common bile duct.

PMID:
11995274
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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