Symptomatic cholelithiasis and functional disorders of the biliary tract.

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Journal Article (Review)

Symptomatic cholelithiasis and functional disorders of the biliary tract present with similar signs and symptoms. The functional disorders of the biliary tract include functional gallbladder disorder, dyskinesia, and the sphincter of Oddi disorders. Although the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis are relatively straightforward, the diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders can be much more challenging. Many aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders are in need of further study. This article discusses uncomplicated gallstone disease and the functional disorders of the biliary tract to emphasize and update the essential components of diagnosis and management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cafasso, DE; Smith, RR

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 256

PubMed ID

  • 24679419

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24679419

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2013.12.001

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States