What is the prognosis of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Steen W Jensen, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Outcome and prognosis vary in accordance with the variety of patients and conditions encountered and the operations that may be performed.

Moody showed that 75% of his patients had good-to-fair relief of pain on long-term follow-up. [13] Short-term complications are common (5-40%). Hyperamylasemia is the most common complication but usually resolves by postoperative day 10. Pancreatitis is expected in 5% of cases and death in 1%.

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