New trends in gallstone management

Br J Surg. 1991 Feb;78(2):143-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800780206.


Many new therapies for the management of gallstone disease have been pioneered in the past decade. The object of this review is to equip the surgeon with the answers to all of the questions a patient will ask about gallstone therapy; the review is therefore didactic as well as comprehensive.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bile Acids and Salts / therapeutic use
  • Cholecystectomy / methods
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cholelithiasis / therapy*
  • Ethers / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Lithotripsy
  • Methyl Ethers*
  • Recurrence
  • Solvents / therapeutic use


  • Bile Acids and Salts
  • Ethers
  • Methyl Ethers
  • Solvents
  • methyl tert-butyl ether