Autonomic Dysfunction and Cholelithiasis in Patients with Cirrhosis

@article{Chawla2001AutonomicDA,
  title={Autonomic Dysfunction and Cholelithiasis in Patients with Cirrhosis},
  author={Ayesha Chawla and Loveen Puthumana and Paul Joseph Thuluvath},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={46},
  pages={495-498}
}
Gallstones are seen in 33–46% of patients with cirrhosis, and their prevalence is known to increase with the duration and severity of liver disease. We hypothesized that autonomic neuropathy may contribute to the formation of gallstones or gallbladder disease, as in diabetics with autonomic neuropathy, due to impaired gallbladder emptying. The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of gallstones or gallbladder disease in cirrhotic patients with and without autonomic neuropathy… CONTINUE READING
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