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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9749802, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9749802
Review Article

Gallstones in Patients with Chronic Liver Diseases

Department of Hepatology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Pujun Gao

Received 2 September 2016; Accepted 11 January 2017; Published 31 January 2017

Academic Editor: Fumio Imazeki

Copyright © 2017 Xu Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

With prevalence of 10–20% in adults in developed countries, gallstone disease (GSD) is one of the most prevalent and costly gastrointestinal tract disorders in the world. In addition to gallstone disease, chronic liver disease (CLD) is also an important global public health problem. The reported frequency of gallstone in chronic liver disease tends to be higher. The prevalence of gallstone disease might be related to age, gender, etiology, and severity of liver disease in patients with chronic liver disease. In this review, the aim was to identify the epidemiology, mechanisms, and treatment strategies of gallstone disease in chronic liver disease patients.