Chapter 57. Gallbladder

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus3,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics4 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief5
  1. Monica Longo MD1 and
  2. Gary D. V. Hankins MD2

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch57

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Longo, M. and Hankins, G. D. V. (2005) Gallbladder, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch57

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 4

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 5

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-1062, USA

  2. 2

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 301 University Blvd, Route 0587, Galveston, TX 77555-1062, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • gallbladder function;
  • common gallbladder disorder - cholelithiasis;
  • major disorders - biliary colic, acute cholecystitis, obstructive jaundice and pancreatitis;
  • elevated direct and indirect serum bilirubin levels;
  • positive urinary bilirubin;
  • laboratory tests - complete blood cell count (CBC), urinalysis, urine culture;
  • safe procedures during pregnancy - open cholecystectomy (OC) or laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Symptoms and Signs of Cholelithiasis

  • Diagnosis

  • Clinical Evaluation

  • Management

  • Suggested Reading