Surgery of the biliary tree in the aging patient

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Gall bladder disease is the most common etiology of acute abdominal pain and cholecystectomy is the most commonly performed abdominal procedure in the geriatric population. Gallstone disease is particularly virulent in the elderly with high rates of acute cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, and gallstone pancreatitis. An understanding of the unique natural history and etiology of biliary disease in older patients is critical when choosing surgical and nonsurgical management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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