Seventy consecutive gallbladders removed at surgery were examined radiologically and pathologically. Fifteen (21%) of the operative specimens showed naked-eye changes of adenomyomatosis. The main conclusions drawn from this study are that this abnormality is present in a much higher proportion of gallbladders removed at surgery than is generally realised, and that the pathogenesis is primarily an abnormality of muscle contractions, with a strong similarity to diverticular disease of the colon. Diverticular disease of the gallbladder might well be the most appropriate name for this condition. The results of a post-operative clinical assessment of patients with diverticular disease are also presented. But this represents a small number of patients and larger, perhaps multicentre, surveys would be required in order to assess the clinical significance of this interesting abnormality.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone . Nitrogen balance is improved with anabolic agents but only when there is sufficient intake of calories and protein . Whether this positive nitrogen balance is of primary benefit in the utilization of protein-building dietary substances has not been established. Oxymetholone enhances the production and urinary excretion of erythropoietin in patients with anemias due to bone marrow failure and often stimulates erythropoiesis in anemias due to deficient red cell production.