Progress of Gallstone Classification

  • QIAO Tie ,
  • MA Ruihong
  • 1. The Second People's Hospital of Panyu, Guangzhou 511430, China;
    2. Laboratory of Gallbladder Diseases, Institute of Gallbladder Disease of Panyu, Guangzhou 511430, China;
    3. Laboratory of Gallbladder Diseases, The Sixth People's Hospital of Nansha, Guangzhou 511470, China

Received date: 2014-01-22

  Revised date: 2014-03-17

  Online published: 2014-06-14


Cholelithiasis is a worldwide common disease with a mean prevalence rate of 10%, according to epidemiological studies. Researchers from China and other countries have done many researches on the etiology and pathogenesis of gallstone, but it is still not well understood. However, many researches suggests that a different type of gallstone has a different pathogenesis, so accurate classification is the foundation and prerequisite of gallstone mechanism research. This paper discusses the progress of domestic and foreign researches on gallstone classification, including stone classifications based on different methods and a comparison of these classifications.

Cite this article

QIAO Tie , MA Ruihong . Progress of Gallstone Classification[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2014 , 32(16) : 78 -83 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2014.16.012


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