Prevalence of cholelithiasis in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Kratzer2005PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of cholelithiasis in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Wolfgang Kratzer and Mark-M Haenle and Richard-A Mason and Christian von Tirpitz and Volker Kaechele},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 39},
  pages={6170-5}
}
AIM To investigate the effect of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (CIBD) specific risk factors for cholecystolithiasis, as duration and involvement pattern of the disease and prior surgery in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS A total of 222 patients with CD (135 females, 87 males; average age, 35.8+/-11.8 years; range 17-81 years) and 88 patients with UC (39 females, 49 males; average age, 37.2+/-13.6 years; range 16-81 years) underwent clinical and… CONTINUE READING