The authors present their results in the treatment of gall stones by means of chenodesoxycholic acid (CDCA). The study concerns 103 patients: 100 of whom presented stones in the gall bladder, 3 presented stones in the main bile duct. All these patients have correctly carried out the treatment for 6 months at least and the percentage of partial or total dissolution was calculated, dividing them into 2 groups according to the doses of CDCA they have taken: the rate of success was 67.3% in the 52 patients who have taken 15 mg/Kg/day; while in the 29 patients who have taken 8-10 mg/Kg/day, the percentage was 34.4%. In 11 patients of this second group, who have increased the doses to 15 mg/Kg/day, there was a favourable response in 7 cases (63.6%). Dissolution has also been obtained in the 3 cases of stones in the biliary tree.
|Translated title of the contribution||Dissolution of cholesterol biliary calculi by chenodesoxycholic acid|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medecine et Chirurgie Digestives|
|Publication status||Published - 1978|
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