Postcholecystectomy Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Steen W Jensen, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the pathophysiology of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the prevalence of postcholecystectomy syndrome and what are risk factors?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the prognosis of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Presentation

What are symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is included in the evaluation of suspected postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of CT scanning and MRI in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of nuclear imaging in the workup of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

How are patients with postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) screened for coronary disease?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

When is pharmacologic therapy used to treat postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

How is surgery performed for the treatment of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

How is postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS)?

Which medications in the drug class Proton Pump Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Histamine H2 Antagonists are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Bile Acid Sequestrants are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antispasmodic Agents, Gastrointestinal are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Bulking Agents are used in the treatment of Postcholecystectomy Syndrome?