Effects of octreotide on biliary lipid composition and occurrence of cholesterol crystals in patients with acromegaly

Abstract

Treatment with the somatostatin analog octreotide is associated with increased gallstone formation. The mechanism of formation of these stones is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a three-month treatment with octreotide on biliary lipid composition and the occurrence of cholesterol crystals in patients with acromegaly. Thirteen… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02087655

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@article{Erlinger1994EffectsOO, title={Effects of octreotide on biliary lipid composition and occurrence of cholesterol crystals in patients with acromegaly}, author={Dr. S. Erlinger and Philippe Chanson and Micheline Dumont and Philippe Ponsot and Andr{\'e} Warnet and Alan Harris}, journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences}, year={1994}, volume={39}, pages={2384-2388} }