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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2009, Article ID 683040, 5 pages
Research Article

Ultrasonographic Study of Gallbladder Wall Thickness and Emptying in Cirrhotic Patients without Gallstones

1Department of Internal Medicine and Internal Specialities, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia n. 86, 95100 Catania, Italy
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Clinical Pathology and Molecular Oncology, University of Catania, Via Androne 87, 95124 Catania, Italy

Received 2 November 2008; Revised 28 March 2009; Accepted 29 June 2009

Academic Editor: Eldon A. Shaffer

Copyright © 2009 Massimiliano Loreno 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.

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