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Aust Fam Physician. 2013 Jul;42(7):458-61.

Biliary pain--work-up and management in general practice.

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Liver Transplant Surgery, Department of Upper GIT Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia. info@drmichaelcrawford.com.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pain arising from the gallbladder and biliary tree is a common clinical presentation. Differentiation from other causes of abdominal pain can sometimes be difficult.

OBJECTIVE:

This article discusses the work-up, management and after care of patients with biliary pain.

DISCUSSION:

The role for surgery for gallstones and gallbladder polyps is described. Difficulties in the diagnosis and management of gallbladder pain are discussed. Intra- and post-operative complications are described, along with their management. The issue of post-operative pain in particular is examined, focusing on the timing of the pain and the relevant investigations.

PMID:
23826596
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