Gallbladder motility in diabetes mellitus using real time ultrasonography.


OBJECTIVES Diabetes mellitus is one of the risk factors in cholesterol gallstones. Individuals with diabetes mellitus are reported to have a 2-fold to 3-fold increase in the incidence of cholesterol gallstones. Though the pathophysiologic mechanisms of this phenomenon are unclear, hypotheses such as reduced gallbladder motility were presented to explain the… (More)


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