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Gallstones are extremely common, occurring in 10% to 20% of women and 5% to 10% of men in Western cultures. They generate an enormous medical and financial burden. More than 500,000 cholecystectomies are performed each year in the United States. An understanding of the physiology, presentation, and efficient approaches to management is therefore important. Optimal clinical approaches vary considerably depending on the presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203502747
ISBN (Print)9780849370182
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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