- Recommendation ID
- In adults with common bile duct stones, should laparoscopic cholecystectomy be performed early (within 2 weeks of bile duct clearance), or should it be delayed (until 6 weeks after bile duct clearance)?
- Any explanatory notes
- There is a lack of evidence from randomised controlled trials of early compared with delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy after bile duct clearance with ERCP. It is unclear what effect the timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has on clinical outcomes and resource use.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management
- Date issued
- October 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|