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Hypercholesterolaemia in patients with symptomatic gallstones

Authors:

P. Pragatheswaran ,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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W.Y.M. Abeysekera,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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W.D.D. de Silva,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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A.S.K. Banagala

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Objective To determine the incidence of hypercholesterolaemia in patients with symptomatic gallstones

Methods This is a descriptive observational study. Preoperative serum cholesterol level of patients admitted for surgical removal of the gall bladder to a single surgical unit was studied.

Results There were 33 patients with a median (range) age of 47 (32-74) years. 6 (18.18%) patients were known to have hyperlipidaemia and 12(36%) patients were newly found to have high serum cholesterol levels: 5(15%) were less than 40 years old. The lowest recorded cholesterol level was 118mg/dl (normal <200 mg/dl).

Conclusions More than 50% of patients with symptomatic gallstones have hypercholesterolaemia.

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(4): 17-18

How to Cite: Pragatheswaran, P. et al., (2015). Hypercholesterolaemia in patients with symptomatic gallstones. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 32(4), pp.17–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v32i4.8091
Published on 25 May 2015.
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