Journal article

Incidence and predictors of common bile duct stones in patients with acute cholecystitis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Hongyi Chen, Robert Jorissen, James Walcott, Mehrdad Nikfarjam

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis (AC) is a surgical condition that is usually managed by emergency surgery. The presence of common bile duct stones (CBDS) in this setting mandates definitive treatment to avoid complications such as cholangitis. The incidence of CBDS in the setting of AC is poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic English literature search was conducted in PubMed, MEDLINE and Embase to determine the incidence of CBDS in patients presenting with AC. Outlier studies identified by funnel plot analysis were excluded and the incidence of CBDS was identified. The mean CBD diameter and liver function test values of patients with AC and CBDS were calculated. RESULTS: Data were extracted ..

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