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The prevalence of gallstones in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis: a clinico-statistical study of 350 patients.
Ital J Gastroenterol. 1992 Jul-Aug; 24(6):342-6.IJ

Abstract

The overall prevalence according to sex and to age group of biliary calculosis was assessed in 350 patients with liver cirrhosis: data were compared with homogeneous findings in the general population of the GREPCO study. Cholelithiasis was found to be significantly more frequent in cirrhotics, and the pattern was confirmed when data were analyzed according to sex; a significantly higher percentage was found in cirrhotics of the 40-49 and 60-69 age groups. Among cirrhotics with gallstones, alcoholics represented a smaller percentage compared to non-lithiasic cirrhotics. The incidence of complications such as digestive hemorrhage, coma, and hepato-renal syndrome, was equal in cirrhotics with and without biliary calculosis, or, as far as coma was concerned, even lower among the former. A fatal outcome was less frequent in cirrhotic patients with than in those without cholelithiasis. Our results go to show that biliary calculosis does not aggravate the course of liver cirrhosis.

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Istituto di Idrologia Medica, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1515661

Citation

Grassi, M, et al. "The Prevalence of Gallstones in Patients Suffering From Liver Cirrhosis: a Clinico-statistical Study of 350 Patients." The Italian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 24, no. 6, 1992, pp. 342-6.
Grassi M, Allevato C, Mammucari S, et al. The prevalence of gallstones in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis: a clinico-statistical study of 350 patients. Ital J Gastroenterol. 1992;24(6):342-6.
Grassi, M., Allevato, C., Mammucari, S., Lazzari, S., & Nocchi, S. (1992). The prevalence of gallstones in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis: a clinico-statistical study of 350 patients. The Italian Journal of Gastroenterology, 24(6), 342-6.
Grassi M, et al. The Prevalence of Gallstones in Patients Suffering From Liver Cirrhosis: a Clinico-statistical Study of 350 Patients. Ital J Gastroenterol. 1992 Jul-Aug;24(6):342-6. PubMed PMID: 1515661.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of gallstones in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis: a clinico-statistical study of 350 patients. AU - Grassi,M, AU - Allevato,C, AU - Mammucari,S, AU - Lazzari,S, AU - Nocchi,S, PY - 1992/7/1/pubmed PY - 1992/7/1/medline PY - 1992/7/1/entrez SP - 342 EP - 6 JF - The Italian journal of gastroenterology JO - Ital J Gastroenterol VL - 24 IS - 6 N2 - The overall prevalence according to sex and to age group of biliary calculosis was assessed in 350 patients with liver cirrhosis: data were compared with homogeneous findings in the general population of the GREPCO study. Cholelithiasis was found to be significantly more frequent in cirrhotics, and the pattern was confirmed when data were analyzed according to sex; a significantly higher percentage was found in cirrhotics of the 40-49 and 60-69 age groups. Among cirrhotics with gallstones, alcoholics represented a smaller percentage compared to non-lithiasic cirrhotics. The incidence of complications such as digestive hemorrhage, coma, and hepato-renal syndrome, was equal in cirrhotics with and without biliary calculosis, or, as far as coma was concerned, even lower among the former. A fatal outcome was less frequent in cirrhotic patients with than in those without cholelithiasis. Our results go to show that biliary calculosis does not aggravate the course of liver cirrhosis. SN - 0392-0623 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1515661/The_prevalence_of_gallstones_in_patients_suffering_from_liver_cirrhosis:_a_clinico_statistical_study_of_350_patients_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cirrhosis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -