Effect of cholecystectomy on mouth-to-cecum transit of a liquid meal

R. Penagini, R. C. Spiller, J. J. Misiewicz, P. G. Frost, D. B A Silk

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Mouth-to-cecum transit and serum bile acid profile after ingestion of a lactulose-labeled liquid meal (440 kcal) were measured in eight patients with gallstones and a radiologically functioning gallbladder before and three to five months after cholecystectomy and in 15 controls. In the patients mouth-to-cecum transit was longer after the operation, 87.5±18.5 (mean±sem)min vs 57.5±9.7 min (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1988


  • bile acids
  • breath test
  • cholecystectomy
  • gastrointestinal motility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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