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Table 2 Hepatobiliary scan results

From: Long-term follow-up of non-operated patients with symptomatic gallbladder stones: a retrospective study evaluating the role of Hepatobiliary scanning

Result OP group (n = 32) Non-OP group (n = 136) P
Mean GBEF, %c 28.8 ± 29.9 66.3 ± 20.0 <0.001a
 With biliary colic 18.2 ± 30.1 (n = 12) 61.5 ± 22.0 (n = 38) 0.001a
 With epigastric discomfort 41.3 ± 33.5 (n = 18) 65.8 ± 20.5 (n = 84) 0.011
 With indigestion and fat intolerance 35.2 ± 1.4 (n = 2) 72.3 ± 17.3 (n = 14) <0.001a
GBEF < 30 % or nonvisualization of GB, n (%) 19 (59.4) 7 (5.1) <0.001b
  1. Abbreviations: GBEF Gallbladder ejection fraction, OP cholecystectomy due to recurrent symptoms during follow-up period
  2. aMann–Whitney U test
  3. bχ2 test
  4. cData is presented as mean ± standard deviation