Cholelithiasis: A Brief Review on Diagnostic Approach and Management in Clinical Practice

Document Type: Mini Review

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Mawar Raya St no.56 Lembah Hijau, Lippo Cikarang, Bekasi, Indonesia

10.30491/ijmr.2020.230530.1102

Abstract

Cholelithiasis is one of the most prevalent diseases in gastroenterology. There are many factors in cholelithiasis, such as genetic, lack of physical activity, obesity, dietary, age, and other comorbidities. Commonly, cholelithiasis occurs asymptomatically; however, Murphy’s sign is one of the most frequent pathognomonic findings in abdominal examination. Ultrasonography is known as the gold standard imaging examination in diagnosing cholelithiasis. The management of cholelithiasis can be divided into two categories, such as medical treatment and surgical treatment, which depends on the patient’s condition..

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