51. Gallstones

  1. Tadataka Yamada MD President Adjunct Professor3,4
  1. Cynthia W. Ko MD, MS Associate Professor1 and
  2. Sum P. Lee MD, PhD Chair Professor of Medicine Dean2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303414.ch51

Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition

Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Ko, C. W. and Lee, S. P. (2009) Gallstones, in Atlas of Gastroenterology, Fourth Edition (ed T. Yamada), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303414.ch51

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169097

Online ISBN: 9781444303414



  • Cholelithiasis and complications - common diseases of biliary tract;
  • gallstones;
  • pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones;
  • management of gallstones;
  • therapeutic options for symptomatic gallbladder stones;
  • ESWL, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy;
  • Pure, usually solitary, cholesterol gallstone;
  • mixed cholesterol gallstones;
  • cholesterol secretion into bile;
  • ultrasound scan showing acute cholecystitis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification of gallstones

  • Pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones

  • Diagnosis of gallstones

  • Management of gallstones