Cirrhosis: a new, but expected cause of biliary sludge.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Biliary sludge is increasingly recognized as a natural stage in gallstone formation. Logically, cirrhosis, a well-documented cause of black pigment cholelithiasis, should be another condition predisposing to the development of sludge. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of biliary sludge in an unselected population and to test… (More)


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