Successful treatment of gallstones with bile acids in obese adolescents

M. Podda, M. Zuin, M. L. Dioguardi, S. Festorazzi

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Six obese adolescents (4 girls, 2 boys) with radiolucent gallstones were treated with bile acids (chenodeoxycholic or ursodeoxycholic acid). Each had lithogenic bile and no predisposing factors for pigment stone formation. Within 12 months, the bile became unsaturated with cholesterol and the gallstones had disappeared in 4 cases and were decreased in size in two.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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