Which factors determine whether cholesterol gallstones will form?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Thus, the main factors that determine whether cholesterol gallstones will form are (1) the amount of cholesterol secreted by the liver cells, relative to lecithin and bile salts, and (2) the degree of concentration and the extent of stasis of bile in the gallbladder.


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