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[Echographic study of gallbladder contraction: normal and pathologic aspects. Apropos of 115 patients].

  title={[Echographic study of gallbladder contraction: normal and pathologic aspects. Apropos of 115 patients].},
  author={Paul Legmann and Marc Levesque and C Pommez-Boudinet and Jean Pierre Guichard},
  journal={Annales de radiologie},
  volume={32 2},
The gallbladder volume was measured on abdominal ultrasonography in 115 patients consisting of three population groups, before and after ingestion of a fatty meal and/or intravenous administration of cholecystokinin. The variation in volume, estimated as a percentage, was used to assess gallbladder contraction. The first group, consisting of 40 normal individuals without gallstones or impaired gallbladder or hepatic function, can be considered to constitute a control group. In this population… 

Serum cholecystokinin levels can be a predictive factor for difficult cholecystectomy: Decreased cholecystokinin receptor levels.

  • T. YılmazF. Eraldemir N. Utkan
  • Medicine
    Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES
  • 2022
CCK is a reliable parameter for determining the difficulty of LC and decreased CCK receptor levels with fibrosis of gallbladder are the probably responsible mechanism.

Gall stones and gall bladder motility.

These findings indicate that factors other than cholesterol supersaturation of bile, such as impaired gall bladder motility, are necessary for stone formation, and gall bladder stasis, by allowing prolonged contact between bile and the mucosa, could further contribute to stone formation.