Conclusive evidence is shown that colopathies are not necessarily an accompaniment of gall bladder disease. A comparative study of 230 cases of various colopathies associated with normal and pathological gall bladders clearly show that the occurrence of colopathies is not dependent upon the condition of the gall bladder. The role in which irritable colon plays in gall bladder visualization is undoubtedly a minor one. Colopathies do not profoundly affect the cholecystographic test, and in our experience non-filling or inadequate filling of the gall bladder cannot be attributed to these conditions.
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Feldman, M. A Roentgenologic Consideration of Colopathies Associated With Gall Bladder Disease. American Journal of Digestive Diseases 6, 238–239 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02997123
- Gall Bladder
- Gall Bladder Disease
- Chronic Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Colon
- Spastic Colon