Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Gallstones?

Mary Denshaw-Burke, MD

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August 04, 2014

Gallstones develop insidiously, and patients may remain asymptomatic for decades. Among symptomatic patients, gallstones can be challenging to diagnose and may be mistaken for irritable bowel disease, gastric reflux, or other diseases. If gallstones migrate into the bile ducts, they may cause life-threatening conditions, including cholangitis and pancreatitis. Do you know what to look for on imaging studies, what to ask for regarding risk factors, and what complications should be prevented? Test yourself with this short quiz.

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