Gall Bladder Disease

Authors: Lisa Carter, Janet Skinner / Editor: Adrian Boyle / Reviewer: Jennifer Lockwood, Emma Everitt / Codes:A3 / Published: 03/03/2021


This session deals with the assessment and management of gall bladder and gall stone disease.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Elicit the features on history and examination that suggest a diagnosis of gall bladder disease in a patient with right upper quadrant pain
  • Describe the spectrum of pathologies seen in gall bladder disease
  • Order and interpret appropriate laboratory tests and imaging in patients with suspected gall bladder disease
  • Institute a management strategy in the emergency department for patients with suspected gall bladder disease and describe their on-going management


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