A. C. IVY, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.; PHILIP SANDBLOM, M.S., Med. Lic.
The trend of modern medicine toward the early diagnosis of disease has led to an increased interest in functional disturbances which may precede or even cause organic changes in structure.
In applying this viewpoint to the extrahepatic biliary passages, one may think theoretically of three kinds of functional disturbances, namely, of absorption, of secretion and of motility. Of these, we propose to discuss the disorders of motility or the so-called biliary dyskinesia, which may produce biliary stasis and the symptoms of gall-bladder distress or colic in the absence of calculus or inflammation. We shall give only a brief summary of
IVY AC, SANDBLOM P. BILIARY DYSKINESIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:115–122. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-2-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(2):115-122.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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