Pathogenesis and treatment of gallstones

Peter F. Malet, Francesco Cetta, Francesco Lombardo

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Many reports have been published during the past year concerning gallstone disease. A number have focused on gallstone pathogenesis, including characterization of cholesterol crystal promoting nucleation factors. Many other studies have dealt with laparoscopic cholecystectomy and, in particular, the optimal approach to determining whether common bile duct stones are present. There continues to be considerable debate in this regard. Magnetic resonance cholangiography has been more intensively examined and compared with the current standard, endoscopic cholangiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-426
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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