EDWIN M. COHN, M.D.; THEODORE L. ORLOFF, M.D.; DAVID M. SKLAROFF, M.D.; JACOB GERSHON-COHEN, M.D.
When a group of symptoms is presented for which cholecystectomy is performed with expectation of a cure, and then remains essentially unchanged after operation, a puzzling and frustrating situation has been created. This problem has been recognized as the post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Not only must a decision be reached as to whether the symptoms originate inside or outside the biliary tract, but also, with the removal of the gall-bladder, one is deprived of the essential organ which can be visualized by x-ray and which may aid in delineating other portions of the ductal system. Lack of diagnostic facilities to investigate intrinsic
COHN EM, ORLOFF TL, SKLAROFF DM, GERSHON-COHEN J. THE USE OF CHOLOGRAFIN IN THE POST-CHOLECYSTECTOMY SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:59–68. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-59
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(1):59-68.
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