Diagnosis

Ultrasonography is normal in these patients, but if a biliary etiology of pain is suspected, cholescintigraphy should be obtained. Cholecystokinin infusion allows quantitative assessment of gallbladder emptying (ejection fraction). A gallbladder ejection fraction of < 35% and/or reproduction of symptoms with cholecystokinin infusion are considered positive results.

ERCP with bile aspiration may also be performed. The bile is then examined for cholesterol crystals. When present, these crystals predict a favorable response to chole-cystectomy. This "microlithiasis" may represent a form of calculous disease, albeit with a low stone burden; outcomes more likely parallel those for patients with calculous cholecystitis rather than those with acalculous disease.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

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