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Asymptomatic gallstones seldom require surgical intervention

Key clinical point: The need for intervention because of development of symptomatic disease in patients with asymptomatic gallstones increases over time from initial presentation.

Major finding: The cumulative incidence of intervention at 15 years was 25%.

Study details: A single-center analysis of 22,257 patients with asymptomatic gallstones.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no financial disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM DDW 2019