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Interdigestive contractions of the gallbladder in rabbits: the real time ultrasonographical studies.
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PMID:  12815794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are no reports concerning the ultrasonographical examination of gallbladder contractility in rabbits. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the dynamics of gallbladder contractions in 7 rabbits. Animals were fasted 24 h before the experiments lasting 3-5 h. Ultrasonographical examinations were performed every 10 min using USG 220 SLC machine. The sectorial ultrasound 3.5 MHz was placed in the right subcostal region. The maximal longitudinal gallbladder scans were obtained and the gallbladder volume was estimated using 3 methods. The highest values were obtained with the method approximating the gallbladder shape to ellipsoid. The second method approximating gallbladder shape to the barrel provided intermediate results and the lowest results were obtained with the sum-of-cylinders method. The overall mean of interdigestive gallbladder volume using the latter method was 1.34 +/- 0.10 ml. Peak and interpeak values were 2.23 +/- 0.33 and 0.99 +/- 0.18 ml, respectively, p < 0.01. The mean peak distance was 69.6 +/- 7.4 min approximately remaining in concert with the reported MMC intervals in rabbits. It is concluded that the rabbit model for gallbladder ultrasonography may be useful for the study of gallbladder dynamics.
Krzysztof W Romański; Barbara Woźniak-Stolarska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia medica Cracoviensia     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0015-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Med Cracov     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-20     Completed Date:  2003-10-14     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374617     Medline TA:  Folia Med Cracov     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Physiology, Agriculture University, ul. Norwida 31, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Gallbladder / physiology*,  ultrasonography*
Gallbladder Emptying / physiology*

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