Risk factors for symptomatic gallstones in patients with liver cirrhosis: a case–control study

  title={Risk factors for symptomatic gallstones in patients with liver cirrhosis: a case–control study},
  author={Monica Acalovschi and Dan Blendea and Cristina Feier and Alfred I Letia and Nadia Raţiu and Dan L. Dumitrascu and Adina Veres},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Liver cirrhosis is a well-documented risk factor for the formation of gallstones. In cirrhotic patients, gallstones are almost always “silent,” and surgery is rarely required. When indicated (symptoms or complications), cholecystectomy implies a high morbidity risk in these patients, especially in the advanced stages of cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk factors for symptom development in cirrhotic patients with gallstones to identify the subgroup of patients at… 

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