Biliary microlithiasis in patients with idiopathic acute pancreatitis and unexplained biliary pain: response to therapy.

@article{Saraswat2004BiliaryMI,
  title={Biliary microlithiasis in patients with idiopathic acute pancreatitis and unexplained biliary pain: response to therapy.},
  author={Vivek Anand Saraswat and Barjesh Chander Sharma and Deepak K. Agarwal and Rakesh Kumar and Tajeshwar S Negi and Rakesh Tandon},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={1206-11}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Microlithiasis has been suspected to cause acute pancreatitis and biliary pain. We studied the frequency of microlithiasis and response to treatment in recurrent idiopathic acute pancreatitis (RIAP) and unexplained biliary pain. METHODS Gallbladder bile was examined microscopically for cholesterol monohydrate crystals (CMC) and calcium bilirubinate granules (CBG) in patients with RAIP (n = 24; mean age 36 years, range 18-56 years; 14 men), unexplained biliary pain (n = 12… CONTINUE READING
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