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EJMI. 2021; 5(1): 95-100 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2021.60388

An Analysis of the Differences of Gallstone Presence with Respect to the Variations of Biliary Tracts and Gender

Mahmut Sabri Medisoglu1, Tuncay Colak1, Ahmet Yalniz2, Isa Cam3, Mesut Sezikli4, Yusuf Atakan Baltrak5
1Department of Anatomy, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey, 2Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey, 3Department of Radiology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey, 4Department of Gastroenterology, Hitit University Corum Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey Department of Gastroenterology, Hitit University Corum Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey, 5Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

bjectives: This study aims to investigate the gender in which gallstone formation is seen more frequently and whether hepatic and extrahepatic biliary tract variations are associated with gallstone formation. Methods: 60 patients who underwent endoscopic intervention and MRCP between 2017-2019 were included in the study. Patients with gastrointestinal complaints such as gallstones, gall bladder inflammation, Ductus choledochus (DCH) stones who have been admitted to the SBU Derince Training and Research Hospital's gastroenterology clinic were included in the study, and patients with secondary diseases such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia were excluded from the study. In this way, 33 male and 27 female patients were included in the study and MRCP was carried out with all of them. Measurements were performed in all patients participating in the study. Variation types and the presence of gallstones were examined in MRCP images. Results: In 60 cases examined, the presence of gallstones was observed to be statistically significantly higher in women compared to men. There was no statistically significant relationship between biliary tract variations and gallstone formation (p=0.504). Conclusion: Gallbladder formation is found to be more common in women. The presence of biliary tract variations did not affect the development of the gallstone presence. It may be necessary to consider this phenomenon especially before surgical and radiological examinations to determine variational conditions and to conduct studies examining the relationship between this situation and gallstone formation. Keywords: Biliary tract variations, gall bladder, gallstones


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Medisoglu M, Colak T, Yalniz A, Cam I, Sezikli M, Baltrak Y. An Analysis of the Differences of Gallstone Presence with Respect to the Variations of Biliary Tracts and Gender. EJMI. 2021; 5(1): 95-100

Corresponding Author: Mahmut Sabri Medisoglu

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