Acta Med. 2002, 45: 79-81

Serum Lipid and Lipoproteins in Gallstone Patients

Naciye Kurtula, Sadrettin Pençeb, Hasan Koçoğluc, Hülya Aksoyd, Yavuz Çapane

aKahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Science Faculty, Department of Biochemistry, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
bGaziantep University, Medical School, Department of Physiology, Gaziantep, Turkey
cGaziantep University, Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Gaziantep, Turkey
dAtatürk University Medical School, Department of Biochemistry, Erzurum, Turkey
eAtatürk University Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey

Received October 1, 2001
Accepted April 1, 2002

Serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations were determined in a group of thirty two gallstone patients and compared to the values obtained in thirty two healthy control subjects. The serum levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) in gallstone patients were found to be lower than that of the control group. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, apoprotein-A and apoprotein-B concentrations were observed to be higher in gallstone patients than the controls. The differences in triglyceride and low density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration were statistically significant. However, there was no significant difference in high density lipoprotein cholesterol, lipoprotein( a), apoprotein-A, apoprotein-B, and total cholesterol concentrations between groups. It is concluded that gallstone formation may be related to a disturbance in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.


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