Cholecystectomy and large bowel cancer

  • V. Speranza
  • S. Leardi


A high risk of large bowel cancer is reported in patients who have undergone cholecystectomy (Table 1). Pathophysiologic changes, resulting from cholecystectomy, most probably play an important role in colorectal carcinogenesis.


Colorectal Cancer Bile Acid Gallstone Disease Deoxycholic Acid Colorectal Neoplasia 
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