This prospective study was undertaken to assess the natural history of gallstones in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Four hundred forty outpatients with diabetes mellitus were studied; 81 of these had gallstones diagnosed by ultrasound. On the basis of the information they gave, they were divided into two groups: A, asymptomatic; and B, symptomatic (previous episode(s) of biliary pain) at recruitment. Five years after diagnosis, the patients were recalled and questioned about their symptoms. Three of 81 could not be traced and eight had died from diseases not related to gallstones. Seventy were finally evaluated, 47 belonging to group A, 23 to group B. The cumulative percentage of initially asymptomatic patients who presented with biliary pain or complications during the follow-up was 14.9% (4.2% for complications). Of group A patients, 17% underwent cholecystectomy (one prophylactic, six elective and two emergency). One patient (2.1%) died after operation of obstructive jaundice. Of group B patients, 47.8% had biliary symptoms or complications (8.7% cholecystitis); 21.7% were operated (17.4% elective, 4.3% emergency cholecystectomy). Since few patients with asymptomatic gallstones and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus develop pain or complications over time, prophylactic cholecystectomy is probably not advisable. © 1994 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Natural history of gallstones in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus - A prospective 5-year follow-up / Del Favero, Giuseppe; Caroli, Alessandro; Meggiato, Tamara; Volpi, Antonio; Scalon, Paola; Puglisi, Antonio; di Mario, Francesco. - In: DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. - ISSN 0163-2116. - 39:8(1994), pp. 1704-1707. [10.1007/BF02087780]

Natural history of gallstones in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus - A prospective 5-year follow-up

di Mario, Francesco
1994

Abstract

This prospective study was undertaken to assess the natural history of gallstones in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes. Four hundred forty outpatients with diabetes mellitus were studied; 81 of these had gallstones diagnosed by ultrasound. On the basis of the information they gave, they were divided into two groups: A, asymptomatic; and B, symptomatic (previous episode(s) of biliary pain) at recruitment. Five years after diagnosis, the patients were recalled and questioned about their symptoms. Three of 81 could not be traced and eight had died from diseases not related to gallstones. Seventy were finally evaluated, 47 belonging to group A, 23 to group B. The cumulative percentage of initially asymptomatic patients who presented with biliary pain or complications during the follow-up was 14.9% (4.2% for complications). Of group A patients, 17% underwent cholecystectomy (one prophylactic, six elective and two emergency). One patient (2.1%) died after operation of obstructive jaundice. Of group B patients, 47.8% had biliary symptoms or complications (8.7% cholecystitis); 21.7% were operated (17.4% elective, 4.3% emergency cholecystectomy). Since few patients with asymptomatic gallstones and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus develop pain or complications over time, prophylactic cholecystectomy is probably not advisable. © 1994 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Natural history of gallstones in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus - A prospective 5-year follow-up / Del Favero, Giuseppe; Caroli, Alessandro; Meggiato, Tamara; Volpi, Antonio; Scalon, Paola; Puglisi, Antonio; di Mario, Francesco. - In: DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. - ISSN 0163-2116. - 39:8(1994), pp. 1704-1707. [10.1007/BF02087780]
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