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Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2008 Feb;133(7):311-6. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1046712.

[Short version of the updated S3 (level 3) guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of gallstones of the German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases and the German Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract].

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Klinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar.


This short version of the guidelines summarizes the evidence-based key recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of gallstones. The guidelines were developed by an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, geneticists, and patient support groups, under the auspice of the German Society for Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases and the German Society for General Surgery and Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. It used structural level 3 consensus-based methodology and includes statements on clinical practice, prevention, quality assurance, outcome analysis, and integration of outpatient and inpatient care for patients with gallstone disease.

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