Title

Spontaneous Resolution of Biliary Obstruction in Patients With Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis and Acute Cholangitis: A Retrospective Study in a Single Medical Center

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

10-1-2019

Publication Title

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Volume

114

First page number:

S34

Last page number:

S36

Abstract

Spontaneous resolution of biliary obstruction has been reported in a high percentage of patients who present with gallstone acute pancreatitis (AP) and acute cholangitis (AC). Persistent biliary obstruction is associated with significant morbidity and requires urgent endoscopic intervention. Currently, the reported percentage of spontaneous resolution varies widely. Invasive intervention associated with its own risk and complication. Early identification of patients with spontaneous resolution of obstruction can help avoid unnecessary endoscopic intervention.

Disciplines

Endocrinology

Language

English

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