Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Characteristics
Presence of a colicky postprandial pain localized in epigastrium or in the right upper abdomen, in some patients accompanied by nausea or emesis.
Detection of gallbladder or common bile duct stones by
Abdominal ultrasonography (US)
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)
Diagnostic evaluation should include at least one of the following (algorithm, Fig. 76-1):
Algorithm for Diagnostic Evaluation of a Patient With Biliary Colic.
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