Correlation of in vitro measurements of contractility of the gallbladder with in vivo ultrasonographic findings in patients with gallstones

X. G. Zhu, G. H. Greeley, J. Newman, I. Wiener, C. J. Fagan, J. C. Thompson

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    Abstract

    The objective of this study was to examine the in vitro responsiveness to cholecystokinin-8 of gallbladder muscle strips from patients with gallstones and to correlate the findings with preoperative ultrasonographic studies of gallblader contractility. The response of gallbladder muscle strips to cholecystokinin-8 of patients with noncontracting gallbladders was significantly reduced in comparison to that of patients with gallstones whose gallbladders contracted in response to fat.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)470-472
    Number of pages3
    JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
    Volume161
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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