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[Comment] Cholecystectomy in mild gallstone pancreatitis: don’t defer

Although international guidelines support cholecystectomy on first presenting admission for mild gallstone pancreatitis, we have not had a strong evidence basis for this recommendation so far.1,2 In The Lancet, David da Costa and colleagues present the first randomised trial—the PONCHO trial—to compare same-admission cholecystectomy and delayed cholecystectomy in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis.3