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Early versus delayed cholecystectomy for gallstone pancreatitis
Posted in Lectures on 10 October 2019
Dr. Carolina González-Abós
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Definitive management after acute biliary pancreatitis has been the subject of several reviews in recent years.

The latest studies and meta-analyses reveal that it is essential to perform cholecystectomy early.

Despite these recommendations, only around 30% of patients receive the appropriate treatment within the recommended time.

This OC is intended to be a reminded of the best practices and clarify the reasons why recommendations are not followed.