Tag: Gallstones

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the treatment of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis is currently the standard of care. However, multiple studies indicate that 10-41% of patients continue to have symptoms despite cholecystectomy. This finding warrants investigation of alternative strategies in the treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease. In this randomized controlled non-inferiority trial, 1,067...

Patient Basics: Gallstones

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Gallstones are pebble-like nuisances that can form inside the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pouch that collects bile as that liquid flows from the liver to the intestine through the bile ducts. Bile is a fluid that is made, in part, to help with...