Gallbladder motility before and after extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy.

Abstract

To determine whether extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of gallbladder stones alters gallbladder motility, gallbladder contraction in response to intravenous cholecystokinin was investigated by ultrasound. Twenty-one patients with symptomatic gallstones were studied before and after shock-wave lithotripsy, 12 with and 9 without concomitant litholytic… (More)

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