Gallbladder and Biliary Disease in Pregnancy

Kristine E. Brown, Jonathan S. Hirshberg, Shayna N. Conner

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Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract are extremely common in developed nations. Because of the physiology of pregnancy, their incidence increases during gestation. This article represents a review of the existing literature on the entire spectrum of biliary disease. The physiology, clinical presentation, and diagnostic evaluation of a variety of conditions are reviewed. Historical and contemporary data regarding pregnancy implications and treatment options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-225
Number of pages15
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • biliary tract
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder
  • pregnancy
  • surgery

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