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Lee JYJ, Keane MG, Pereira S. Diagnosis and treatment of gallstone disease. Practitioner 2015;259(1783):15-19

Diagnosis and treatment of gallstone disease

22 Jun 2015Pais-up subscribers

Gallstone disease increases with age. Women have a higher prevalence of gallstones than men, which is attributed to exposure to oestrogen and progesterone. Liver function tests and an abdominal ultrasound should be offered to patients with symptoms suggestive of gallstone disease (e.g. abdominal pain, jaundice, fever). They should also be considered in patients with less typical but chronic abdominal or gastrointestinal symptoms.

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