Spontaneous Resolution of Biliary Obstruction in Patients With Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis and Acute Cholangitis: A Retrospective Study in a Single Medical Center
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
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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.
Mubder, M. I.,
Spontaneous Resolution of Biliary Obstruction in Patients With Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis and Acute Cholangitis: A Retrospective Study in a Single Medical Center.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 114