Treatment for Gallstones - Non Surgical

Gallstone dissolution therapy. Current status and future prospects.

Gastroenterology. 1986 Dec;91(6):1560-7. Fromm H. Abstract Findings by several groups of investigators have provided a reliable data base that supports a nonoperative approach toward the management of so-called silent gallstones. Considerable progress has been made in the medical dissolution treatment of selected patients with cholesterol gallstones. Ursodeoxycholic acid, and, more recently, a combination of ursodeoxycholic and […]

Oral and contact dissolution of gallstones

MD, PhD Leslie J. Schoenfield1,Correspondence information about the author MD, PhD Leslie J. Schoenfield, MD Jay W. Marks1 The appropriate selection of patients for treatment with oral ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)—a drug that has virtually no side effects—results in about 50% of patients experiencing safe dissolution of gallstones within 2 years. Eligible patients have small (less than 20 mm […]

gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy

Simultaneous gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy and laparoscopic splenectomy as a surgical option for hereditary spherocytosis in a child: A case report   Highlights • In a patient with HS, it was performed gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy and splenectomy at the same time. • Gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy is simple method if it is performed with laparoscopic assist. • The patient has […]

Gallbladder stones–dissolve, blast, or extract? Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus ‘the rest’.

Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl. 1992;192:67-76. Dowling RH1. Abstract This article reviews selected aspects of the non-surgical/minimally invasive treatments of gallbladder stones (GBS) and discusses briefly the residual role of these treatments in the era of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In patients with specific, gallstone-related symptoms who wish to retain their ‘functioning’ gallbladders, there are at least six different […]