Spinal cord injury is a risk factor for gallstone disease.

@article{Apstein1987SpinalCI,
  title={Spinal cord injury is a risk factor for gallstone disease.},
  author={M D Apstein and K M Dalecki-Chipperfield},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1987},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={966-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of gallstone disease among patients with a spinal cord injury. We identified all patients with a spinal cord injury of greater than 2 weeks' duration who died and underwent an autopsy between 1975 and 1985. These 38 patients with spinal cord injury were age-, sex-, and race-matched with 38 patients without spinal cord injury who underwent an autopsy during the same period. Gallstone disease was significantly more prevalent in patients… CONTINUE READING