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Influence of the gallbladder on serum bile acids.
  1. C R Pennington,
  2. P E Ross,
  3. I A Bouchier


    Serum bile acids (SBA) were studied after a standard fatty meal in patients with gallbladder disease. Early postprandial bile acid values were found to be greater in patients with non-functioning gallbladders. Higher postprandial SBA values were found after cholecystectomy. Serum bile acid measurements were of no value in the assessment of gallbladder function.

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