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Tulane Liver & Pancreas Center ~ Gallstones

 

Symptoms

  • Pain in the upper-right or upper-middle abdomen
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
Diagnosis

  • Blood tests
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Gallbladder radionuclide scan
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA)
Treatment

  • Surgery to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy).
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy (ERS)