Gallbladder abnormalities in acute infectious hepatitis. A prospective study.

@article{Maudgal1984GallbladderAI,
  title={Gallbladder abnormalities in acute infectious hepatitis. A prospective study.},
  author={Dr D. P. Maudgal and Mark H. Wansbrough-Jones and Allen E Joseph},
  journal={Digestive diseases and sciences},
  year={1984},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={257-60}
}
We have studied the gallbladder and its contents by ultrasonography in 31 patients with acute viral hepatitis and 23 age-matched controls. Liver cell necrosis was assessed by raised transaminase levels within 24-48 hr of ultrasonography in all patients. Gallbladder wall (GBW) measured 5.16 +/- 0.4 mm (mean +/- SEM) in patients and 2.0 +/- 0.06 mm in controls (P less than 0.001). GBW was thickened (greater than 3 mm) in 21 patients (68%), with double wall appearance in 5 (16%), and sludge was… CONTINUE READING

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