Ultrasonographic screening for gallstone disease in middle-aged women. Detection rate, symptoms, and biochemical features.

@article{Janzon1985UltrasonographicSF,
  title={Ultrasonographic screening for gallstone disease in middle-aged women. Detection rate, symptoms, and biochemical features.},
  author={Lars Janzon and Peter Aspelin and Sune Eriksson and Jan Hildell and Erik Trell and H O Ostberg},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          706-10
        }
}
Five hundred and forty-seven middle-aged women, selected at random from the population of Malmö, Sweden, were invited to a screening survey for gallstone disease; 424 participated (77.5%). Forty-one had previously been operated on for gallbladder disease. The prevalence of gallstone disease, on the basis of a positive finding at ultrasonography and cholecystography, was 11%. The predictive value of a positive finding at ultrasonography was 86%. Six out of 10 women with gallstone were classified… CONTINUE READING

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