What are symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Steen W Jensen, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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A wide range of symptoms may be noted in patients with postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS). Symptoms are sometimes considered to be associated with the gallbladder. Freud found colic in 93% of patients, pain in 76%, jaundice in 24%, and fever in 38%. [11] In the author’s patient population, the incidence of PCS is 14%. Pain is found in 71% of patients, diarrhea or nausea in 36%, and bloating or gas in 14%. The cause of PCS is identifiable in 95% of patients.


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