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Cholelithiasis
Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Gallstone, cholecystolithiasis

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nonvascular Interventions

                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Consider

                                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                Selected References

                                                1. Knab LM et al: Cholecystitis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):455-70, 2014
                                                2. O'Connell K et al: Bile metabolism and lithogenesis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):361-75, 2014
                                                3. Duncan CB et al: Evidence-based current surgical practice: calculous gallbladder disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 16(11):2011-25, 2012
                                                4. Gore RM et al: Gallbladder imaging. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):265-87, ix, 2010
                                                5. Gurusamy KS et al: Surgical treatment of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):229-44, viii, 2010
                                                6. Stinton LM et al: Epidemiology of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):157-69, vii, 2010
                                                7. Venneman NG et al: Pathogenesis of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):171-83, vii, 2010
                                                8. Catalano OA et al: MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay. Radiographics. 28(1):135-55; quiz 324, 2008
                                                9. Jüngst C et al: Gallstone disease: Microlithiasis and sludge. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 20(6):1053-62, 2006
                                                10. Hanbidge AE et al: From the RSNA refresher courses: imaging evaluation for acute pain in the right upper quadrant. Radiographics. 24(4):1117-35, 2004
                                                11. Leung JW et al: Hepatolithiasis and biliary parasites. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 11(4):681-706, 1997
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                                                KEY FACTS

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Synonyms

                                                            • Gallstone, cholecystolithiasis

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                                • CT Findings

                                                                  • MR Findings

                                                                    • Nonvascular Interventions

                                                                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                                            • General Features

                                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                          • Consider

                                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                              Selected References

                                                                                              1. Knab LM et al: Cholecystitis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):455-70, 2014
                                                                                              2. O'Connell K et al: Bile metabolism and lithogenesis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):361-75, 2014
                                                                                              3. Duncan CB et al: Evidence-based current surgical practice: calculous gallbladder disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 16(11):2011-25, 2012
                                                                                              4. Gore RM et al: Gallbladder imaging. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):265-87, ix, 2010
                                                                                              5. Gurusamy KS et al: Surgical treatment of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):229-44, viii, 2010
                                                                                              6. Stinton LM et al: Epidemiology of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):157-69, vii, 2010
                                                                                              7. Venneman NG et al: Pathogenesis of gallstones. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):171-83, vii, 2010
                                                                                              8. Catalano OA et al: MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay. Radiographics. 28(1):135-55; quiz 324, 2008
                                                                                              9. Jüngst C et al: Gallstone disease: Microlithiasis and sludge. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 20(6):1053-62, 2006
                                                                                              10. Hanbidge AE et al: From the RSNA refresher courses: imaging evaluation for acute pain in the right upper quadrant. Radiographics. 24(4):1117-35, 2004
                                                                                              11. Leung JW et al: Hepatolithiasis and biliary parasites. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 11(4):681-706, 1997