Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
versión On-line ISSN 1414-431X
PETROIANU, A.; OLIVEIRA, L.C. y VIEIRA, M.I.. Delay in gallbladder emptying during the perimenopausal period. Braz J Med Biol Res [online]. 2000, vol.33, n.9, pp. 1037-1040. ISSN 1414-431X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X2000000900007.
A pilot study has ascribed an important role in gallbladder motility and emptying to the perimenopausal period. To assess the effect of this period on gallbladder emptying and cholelithogenesis, 25 women in the perimenopausal period without gallbladder disease were submitted to cholangiography and two ultrasound exams. The time for gallbladder emptying and the presence of cholelithiasis were assessed. All patients presented a delay in gallbladder emptying with no relationship to the pre- or postmenopausal period. This finding was not related to lithogenesis. Gallbladder emptying time is longer during the perimenopausal period.
Palabras clave : gallbladder emptying; menopause; cholelithiasis; ultrasound; cholangiography.