Acute Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic

  • Chanak J. ChantachoteEmail author
  • Samer Sbayi


Acute cholecystitis has a myriad of etiologies. Obstruction of the cystic duct leading to inflammation of the gallbladder wall is most common. Treatment ranges on severity with laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy with and without common bile duct exploration. Biliary colic is a common symptom of gallbladder disease referring to pain that comes and goes. It is treated with a cholecystectomy.


Cholecystitis Cholecystectomy Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Open cholecystectomy Acute cholecystitis Biliary colic Symptomatic cholelithiasis Cholelithiasis Gallstones Colicky pain gallbladder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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