Clinical correlates of gallstone composition: distinguishing pigment from cholesterol stones.

@article{Diehl1995ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical correlates of gallstone composition: distinguishing pigment from cholesterol stones.},
  author={Andrew K Diehl and Wayne H. Schwesinger and Donald R. Holleman and James Chapman and William E. Kurtin},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={967-72}
}
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of cholelithiasis has been established in population-based surveys employing ultrasonography, and major risk factors have been identified. However, the clinical and epidemiological features that distinguish patients with pigment gallstones from those with cholesterol stones have received little attention. METHODS We prospectively surveyed 551 patients undergoing cholecystectomy for gallstones at two teaching hospitals. Clinical and epidemiological data were collected… CONTINUE READING

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