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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology