alexa [Pathophysiology of gallstone formation].
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Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Author(s): Wermke W, Borges AC

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Abstract There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol and pigment stones. The pathogenesis is divided into three phases: supersaturation, nucleation and stone growth. Hypersecretion of biliary cholesterol, crystallization promoting and inhibiting factors, gallbladder hypomotility, arachidonyl lecithin, prostaglandins, mucin and calcium play an important role in the formation of gallstones. For the formation of pigment stones a decreased secretion of biliary acids, an increased secretion of unconjugated bilirubin into the bile and an infection of the biliary tract are the most important causative factors.
This article was published in Ther Umsch and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

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