Scientific publications

Cholecystectomy in mild acute biliary pancreatitis: The sooner; the better.

Feb 9, 2016 | Magazine: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

A-Cienfuegos J (1), Rotellar F (2).


Clinical guidelines for the treatment of mild acue biliary pancreatitis recommend performing cholecystectomy early. Notably only 23% of the patients had undergone cholecystectomy during the index admission.

Delayed cholecystectomy has been associated with recurrence of pancreatitis in between 33% and 63% of cases and a higher rate of readmission due to complications from the lithiasis.

CITATION  Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2016 Feb 9;108. doi: 10.17235/reed.2016.4217/2016.