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Table 1 Key questions and key words used to develop the Consensus Conference on Acute Calculous Cholecystitis (ACC)

From: 2016 WSES guidelines on acute calculous cholecystitis

Key questions Key words
1) Diagnosis of ACC: investigations. Acute calculous cholecystitis Diagnosis, Ultrasound, Gallstones disease diagnosis.
2) Treatment of ACC: best options. Gallstones Dissolution, No-surgery gallstones, Extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy, Acute calculous cholecystitis, Gallstone disease, Management Gallstones, Endoscopy, Gallstone removal, Observation gallstones.
3) Antibiotic therapy for ACC. Antibiotics,Acute calculous cholecystitis, Gallstone disease, Management Gallstones.
4) Patient selection for surgery: risk stratification i.e. definition of high risk patients Acute calculous cholecystitis, Gallstone disease, Surgical risk score, High risk patient, old patient, PPossum score, Apache score
5) Timing for surgery for ACC Acute calculous cholecystitis, acute cholecystitis
6) Type of surgery for ACC Acute calculous cholecystitis, Surgery, Laparoscopy, Laparotomy, Cholecystectomy, Partial cholecystectomy, Subtotal cholecystectomy, Cirrhosis, Pregnancy
7) Associated common bile duct stone: suspicion and diagnosis at the presentation common bile duct stone; choledocholthiasis; endoscopic ultrasound, MRCP, ERCP,
8) Alternative treatments for high risk patients Acute calculous cholecystitis, Surgery, Gallbladder Drainage, Percutaneous gallbladder drainage, Cholecystostomy, High Risk Patient