How is uncomplicated biliary colic differentiated from acute cholecystitis?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Distinguishing uncomplicated biliary colic from acute cholecystitis or other complications is important. Both often present with the same constellation of symptoms, and physical examination may help to differentiate the two.

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