Gallbladder contractility in patients with spinal cord injuries: a sonographic investigation.

@article{NinoMurcia1990GallbladderCI,
  title={Gallbladder contractility in patients with spinal cord injuries: a sonographic investigation.},
  author={Matilde Nino-Murcia and Duane Burton and Paul J. Chang and Jonathan M. Stone and Inder Perkash},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1990},
  volume={154 3},
  pages={521-4}
}
Approximately 30% of all patients who have spinal cord injuries have gastrointestinal symptoms. One cause is gallstone disease; indeed the literature suggests that gallstones are more common in patients with spinal cord injuries because these patients have impaired contractility of the gallbladder with a reduced ejection fraction. To test this hypothesis, we obtained gallbladder sonograms in 30 patients with spinal cord injuries (16 quadriplegics and 14 paraplegics) and in 32 uninjured age… CONTINUE READING
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