Cholecystosteatosis: an Explanation for Increased Cholecystectomy Rates

  title={Cholecystosteatosis: an Explanation for Increased Cholecystectomy Rates},
  author={Hayder H. Al-Azzawi and Attila Nakeeb and Romil Saxena and Mary A. Maluccio and Henry A. Pitt},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Over the past decade, obesity has become epidemic, and the number of cholecystectomies as well as the percentage with acalculous cholecystitis have increased. We have recently reported that congenitally obese mice and lean mice fed a high fat diet have increased gallbladder wall lipids and poor gallbladder emptying. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that compared to patients with a normal gallbladder, patients with both acalculous and calculous cholecystitis would have increased gallbladder… CONTINUE READING
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