prognosis

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Procedures for removing gallstones which do not remove the gallbladder leave the patient at risk of developing further stones.

Oral dissolution has a recurrence rate of about 10% per year for five years after which it remains relatively stable. Long-term data is not available for lithotripsy although it is probably similar.

Last reviewed 01/2018