• Laura Mazer
  • Elliott Brill


Gallbladder disease is a common cause of hospital admissions, and its evaluation and treatment is a frequent occurrence for the acute care surgeon. Understanding gallbladder disease and gallstone sequelae will assist in the clinical management of these patients. This chapter will cover the common clinical presentations of these patients, common indications for cholecystectomy and its proper technique, and postoperative complications.


Gallbladder Cholecystitis Cholecystectomy Cholelithiasis Choledocholithiasis Cholangitis Gallstone pancreatitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Mazer
    • 1
  • Elliott Brill
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryStanford University Hospital and ClinicsStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of General SurgeryKaiser PermanenteSanta ClaraUSA

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