Cholecystectomy in mild acute biliary pancreatitis: The sooner; the better.
A-Cienfuegos J (1), Rotellar F (2).
(1) Cirugía/ Apoyo Investigación, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, España.
(2) Cirugía General y Digestiva, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, España.
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.