Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1700–1705 | Cite as

Electrogastroenterographic examination of 22 patients before and after cholecystectomy

  • Shoichi Yoshitomi
  • Andre Martin
  • Jean Murat
  • Moriaki Yamamoto
  • Toshirou Tanaka
  • Gakuji Ohshio
  • Tadao Manabe
  • Masayuki Imamura
Motility, Nerve-Gut Interactions, Hormones, And Receptors

Abstract

The object of this study was to define the pattern of gastrointestinal myoelectrical activity before and after cholecystectomy. After surgery, on the first postoperative day, the mean and maximal activities of the gastrointestinal tracts decreased significantly, but there was no significant change in the pattern and the duration of the nonreactive period. A dyskinetic effect and/or weakness of electrical activity was observed in all patients before operation, and the same pattern persisted after operation for one month. This suggests the future onset of the so-called postcholecystectomy syndrome, which may result from the fundamental pathological effect of gallstones.

Key words

cholecystectomy electrogastroenterography postcholecystectomy syndrome postoperative ileus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoichi Yoshitomi
    • 2
    • 1
  • Andre Martin
    • 2
    • 1
  • Jean Murat
    • 2
    • 1
  • Moriaki Yamamoto
    • 2
    • 1
  • Toshirou Tanaka
    • 2
    • 1
  • Gakuji Ohshio
    • 2
    • 1
  • Tadao Manabe
    • 2
    • 1
  • Masayuki Imamura
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, CHUTrousseauFrance
  2. 2.First Department of Surgery, Faculty of MedicineKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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