Cholesterol, non-cholesterol sterols and bile acids in paediatric gallstones.

  title={Cholesterol, non-cholesterol sterols and bile acids in paediatric gallstones.},
  author={Antti Ilmari Koivusalo and Mikko Petteri Pakarinen and Chaiyasit Sittiwet and H Gylling and Tatu A. Miettinen and Tatu E Miettinen and Markku J. Nissinen},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={42 1},
BACKGROUND Depending on underlying aetiopathogenetic factors human gallstones contain various amounts of cholesterol, non-cholesterol sterols and bile acids, which have remained unexplored in paediatric gallstone patients. AIMS To evaluate sterol and bile acids compositions of paediatric gallstones. PATIENTS AND METHODS Study group included 21 consecutively cholecystectomised children. Gas-liquid chromatography was used to quantitate gallstone sterols and bile acids. Results were compared… CONTINUE READING