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GALLSTONES IN THE COMMON BILE DUCT

GALLSTONES IN THE COMMON BILE DUCT Abstract Calculous disease of the biliary system is a condition frequently encountered by the surgeon. Treatment for cholecystitis, with stones, is now a relatively easy surgical problem, and is usually followed by a result that is satisfactory to the patient. However, when the bile ducts become involved either by the passage of stones from the gallbladder into the ducts or by the formation of stones within the ducts themselves, the problem becomes more serious, both for the patient and for the surgeon. We have recently reviewed a series of 1,608 consecutive cases in which stones of the common bile duct were removed by operation at the Mayo Clinic. This number does not include 160 cases of stones in the ampulla of Vater that we have reported elsewhere. The 1,768 patients who underwent removal of stones from the common bile duct, including the ampulla of Vater, represent 13.2 per cent of all http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

GALLSTONES IN THE COMMON BILE DUCT

Archives of Surgery , Volume 23 (2) – Aug 1, 1931

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1931 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160080003001
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Abstract

Abstract Calculous disease of the biliary system is a condition frequently encountered by the surgeon. Treatment for cholecystitis, with stones, is now a relatively easy surgical problem, and is usually followed by a result that is satisfactory to the patient. However, when the bile ducts become involved either by the passage of stones from the gallbladder into the ducts or by the formation of stones within the ducts themselves, the problem becomes more serious, both for the patient and for the surgeon. We have recently reviewed a series of 1,608 consecutive cases in which stones of the common bile duct were removed by operation at the Mayo Clinic. This number does not include 160 cases of stones in the ampulla of Vater that we have reported elsewhere. The 1,768 patients who underwent removal of stones from the common bile duct, including the ampulla of Vater, represent 13.2 per cent of all

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1931

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