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I think this originating post has been compiled from a paper published in the Journal of Biological Sciences 4 (4): 470-473, 2004 ISSN 1727-3048© 2004
Studies on the Chemical Composition and Presentation of Gallstones
in Relation to Sex and Age among Human Population of Multan, Pakistan.
Link to the full article: http://www.ansijournals.com/jbs/2004/470-473.pdf
The abstract is as follows:
The present study was carried out to investigate chemical composition of Gallstones
and theirpresentation in patients of different age groups of human population in Multan, Pakistan for a period of 18months from August 2001 to January 2003. Gallstones
were diagnosed by ultrasound and ultra sonographyspecifically in gallbladder and in bile duct. After cholecystectomy gallstones were washed, dried and analyzed by infrared spectroscopic and chemical method for various bio-chemical components. Of the 303 cases ofgallstones, 274 (90.42%) were in gall bladder and 29 (9.57%) were in the bile duct. The predominant symptomsassociated with gallstones were pain in hypochondrium, 164 (54.12%), vomiting 54 (17.82%), nausea 30 (9.90%),fever 38 (12.54%) and fatty food 17 (5.61%). According to the chemical composition of the gallstones, most ofthe stones examined in this study were of cholesterol 86 (28.30%), calcium oxalate 53 (17.40%), calciumphosphate 21 (6.90%), pure uric acid 31 (10.30%), pure bile 55 (18.40%) carbonate + magnesium 33 (10.80%) andothers 24 (7.90%) were of mixed lithiasis. Of these cases the incidence of formation of cholesterol stone, wasmaximum in all age groups of both sexes.