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Ultrasonography of the gallbladder in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6724237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The appearance of the gallbladder was monitored by serial ultrasound examinations in 36 women at various times during their normal pregnancy and postpartum. The gallbladder remained within normal limits in size, but there was a progressive increase in its longitudinal and transverse diameters. The contractibility of the gallbladder was also assessed and found to be satisfactory in most cases. However, the formation of sludge was demonstrated in several instances beyond the 20-25th weeks of pregnancy. Gallstones were detected in 2 patients, 1 of whom had initially normal findings on cholecystosonography during her first trimester.
Authors:
E Bartoli; N Calonaci; R Nenci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal radiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0364-2356     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest Radiol     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-18     Completed Date:  1984-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611134     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bile
Cholelithiasis / diagnosis
Female
Gallbladder / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Humans
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy*
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
Ultrasonography*

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