[Usefulness of bile analysis collected via endoscopy in the diagnosis of microlithiasis and biliary sludge].


The search for cholesterol crystals in the bile, drawn during the endoscopy, represents a simple and reliable method in the diagnosis of the symptomatic biliary sludge. In our patients it was present in 82% of the cases. The injection of cholecystokinin appears to us absolutely necessary in order to obtain vesicular bile. The sensitiveness of abdominal… (More)


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