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The Management of Gallstone Disease

A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach

  • Michael R. Cox
  • Guy D. Eslick
  • Robert Padbury


  • Detailed technical aspects of various surgical approaches are provided

  • All clinical and technical aspects are illustrated by case studies or examples to provide a clinical focus to the practical approach

  • The chapters are written by a world-renown team of contributors


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Piers Dugdale
    Pages 21-51
  3. Amy M. Cao, Guy D. Eslick
    Pages 53-66
  4. Daniel J. Kilburn, Nicholas A. O’Rourke
    Pages 67-73
  5. Guy Shingler, Val Usatoff
    Pages 75-86
  6. Michael R. Cox
    Pages 87-103
  7. Thomas G. Wilson
    Pages 105-115
  8. Alistair B. J. Escott, John A. Windsor
    Pages 117-136
  9. Amy Cao, Guy D. Eslick, Michael R. Cox
    Pages 147-154
  10. Bruce Su’a, Andrew G. Hill, Garth H. Poole
    Pages 155-168
  11. Michael R. Cox
    Pages 169-180
  12. Matías Czerwonko, Martin de Santibañes, Eduardo de Santibañes
    Pages 181-197
  13. Asma Sultana, Robert Padbury, John Chen
    Pages 199-203
  14. Nicholas A. O’Rourke, Anzel Jansen van Rensburg
    Pages 205-219
  15. Elena Rangelova, Robert Padbury
    Pages 249-262
  16. Christopher B. Nahm, Sandra Nozawa, Thomas J. Hugh
    Pages 263-278
  17. Marcos V. Perini, Michael A. Fink
    Pages 279-289

About this book


This book looks at the comprehensive management of all aspects of gallstone disease, from the epidemiology and pathogenesis to the complex management approaches required for some patients. 

The main emphasis is placed on effective diagnosis and treatment, making extensive use of practical case-based material while reviewing the guidelines in a multi-disciplinary manner.

It is an essential read for all clinicians involved in managing patients with gallstone disease.


Acute presentations of gallstone disease CT cholangiography Complex management approaches Effective diagnosis and treatment Gastroenterology MRI Video laparoscopic surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael R. Cox
    • 1
  • Guy D. Eslick
    • 2
  • Robert Padbury
    • 3
  1. 1.Professor of SurgeryNepean Clinical School University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Discipline of SurgeryThe Whiteley-Martin Research Centre, University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Divisional Director of SurgeryFlinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

About the editors

Guy D. Eslick

Associate Professor of Surgery and Cancer Epidemiology

Discipline of Surgery
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Management of Gallstone Disease
  • Book Subtitle A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach
  • Editors Michael R. Cox
    Guy D. Eslick
    Robert Padbury
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63882-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09705-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63884-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 380
  • Number of Illustrations 105 b/w illustrations, 139 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gastroenterology
    General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This book presents a comprehensive approach to extrahepatic biliary disease including uncommon pathology not often covered in other books. The material is approachable due to interspersed illustrations and graphs. Uncommon pathology is nicely displayed with a mix of high-quality intraoperative images, fluoroscopic cholangiograms, and fluoroscopic ERCP images. … This book serves as wonderful introduction to biliary disease for residents, an excellent reference for practicing general surgeons, and a nice quick reference for hepatobiliary specialists.” (Brian R. Mooersm, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2018)