Acute Gallstone Cholangitis: Clinical Pictures, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Luigi Roncoroni
  • Leopoldo Sarli
  • Gabriele Regina


Acute cholangitis is an infectious disease of the biliary tract with a wide spectrum of presentations, ranging in severity from a mild form, characterised mainly by fever and jaundice, to a severe form with septic shock. Reported mortality rates vary from 13 to 88% [1].


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Biliary Drainage Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Roncoroni
    • 1
  • Leopoldo Sarli
    • 1
  • Gabriele Regina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Sciences Section of General Surgical Clinics and Surgical TherapyParma University Medical SchoolParmaItaly

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