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FOREIGN BODIES IN THE BILIARY TRACT: REPORT OF A CASE WITH A TABULAR REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

FOREIGN BODIES IN THE BILIARY TRACT: REPORT OF A CASE WITH A TABULAR REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Foreign bodies in the biliary tract are of sufficient rarity to make the report of this case—in which a rubber catheter was present in the common duct—of interest. The fact that the lumen of a rubber tube may be obliterated by the deposition of bile salts is a serious objection to the use of rubber tubing in operations for the reconstruction of the biliary passages. REPORT OF CASE The patient, a 37 year old white woman, was admitted to the West Baltimore General Hospital April 10, 1935. She showed symptoms and signs suggestive of appendicitis, and a McBurney appendectomy was done. The gallbladder was said to be normal to palpation. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and she was discharged nine days after admission.The patient was readmitted four months later with typical signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis. At operation a gallbladder containing two stones was removed, and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

FOREIGN BODIES IN THE BILIARY TRACT: REPORT OF A CASE WITH A TABULAR REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Archives of Surgery , Volume 43 (3) – Sep 1, 1941

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1941 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210150134013
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Foreign bodies in the biliary tract are of sufficient rarity to make the report of this case—in which a rubber catheter was present in the common duct—of interest. The fact that the lumen of a rubber tube may be obliterated by the deposition of bile salts is a serious objection to the use of rubber tubing in operations for the reconstruction of the biliary passages. REPORT OF CASE The patient, a 37 year old white woman, was admitted to the West Baltimore General Hospital April 10, 1935. She showed symptoms and signs suggestive of appendicitis, and a McBurney appendectomy was done. The gallbladder was said to be normal to palpation. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and she was discharged nine days after admission.The patient was readmitted four months later with typical signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis. At operation a gallbladder containing two stones was removed, and the

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1941

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