Table 1

The percentage of patients exhibiting particular symptoms preoperatively and 30 days post-cholecystectomy

Cholelithiasis

Biliary Dyskinesia


Symptom

Pre

Post

p value

Pre

Post

p value


Pain

100%

15.4%

< .01

100%

20%

< .01

Pain with eating

61.5%

15.4%

< .01

80%

6.7%

.04

Night waking with pain

84.6%

7.7%

.02

60%

6.7%

< .01

Nausea

100%

15.4%

< .01

80%

20%

< .01

Vomiting

53.8%

7.7%

< .01

40%

6.7%

.03

Diarrhea

23.1%

7.7%

.17

33.3%

6.7%

.17

Constipation

30.8%

46.2%

.40

20%

20%

1.00

Pain decreased with stool

7.7%

7.7%

1.00

26.7%

20%

1.00


Friesen et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:322   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-322

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