Consultant Corner: Gallbladder Disease

  • Robert Riviello
  • Timothy JangEmail author


Patients with acute biliary disease who require surgery may rapidly develop sepsis and decompensate. Optimizing them for surgery requires accurate diagnosis, adequate volume resuscitation, early appropriate antibiotic administration, use of other interventional modalities when indicated, and consideration of comorbid conditions.


Cholelithiasis Cholecystitis Cholangitis Gallstone pancreatitis Gallstone ileus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard University School of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLATorranceUSA

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