treatment of gallstones
- Salam F Zakko, MD, FACP, AGAF
- Section Editor:
- Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
- Deputy Editor:
- Shilpa Grover, MD, MPH, AGAF
Over the past several decades, four modalities for the nonsurgical treatment of gallbladder stones were evaluated and gained some popularity at various times. These included:
?Oral medical dissolution with bile acids
?Percutaneous cholecystostomy with stone extraction
?Percutaneous or transnasal topical solvent dissolution
?Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
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Literature review current through: Mar 2018. | This topic last updated: Jan 15, 2018.
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