AUGUSTUS A. HALL; JOHN M. MASEN
The gross interpretation of gall-bladder bile and liver bile during diagnostic biliary drainage is basically important in the evaluation of the fluid obtained. The sequence of bile flow in a normal subject, as first emphasized by Lyon,1 is a small amount of "A," or common duct bile, usually lemon to golden yellow in color. The next bile to appear is the "B" or gall-bladder bile, yellow brown in color. Last in the sequence is the "C," or liver bile, normally a golden yellow in color. Many deviations from this normal color sequence occur in disease and/or pathologic physiologic aberrations
HALL AA, MASEN JM. A TEST FOR THE MORE ACCURATE RECOGNITION OF GALL-BLADDER AND LIVER BILE DURING DIAGNOSTIC BILIARY DRAINAGE1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:812–819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-4-812
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(4):812-819.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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