Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 146-149

Gallbladder stones analyzes, bile and wound cultures in cholelithiasis


1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine and Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Tarek S Malatani
Associate Professor of Surgery, King Saud University, Abha Branch, P.O. Box 575, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 19864823

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One hundred and fifty-two consecutive cases of cholelithiasis were studied. The gallbladder stones were analyzed to determine the constituents, the bile specimens were cultured and correlated with the cultures when wound infection occurred . Mixed gallstones were the commonest type (58.5%), pigment stones (27%) and cholesterol stones (14.5%). Positive bile cultures were found in 41 patients (27%) and Escherichia coli was the commonest organism isolated. The rate of wound infection was 14.5% and the most common organism cultured from the wound was staphylococcus epidermidis.


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