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Walter hess teaches at the University of Basle, and his book presumably represents the current progress of biliary and pancreatic surgery in Europe. He has been particularly concerned with the development of a technique of pressure measurements during operative cholangiography, which he calls radiomanometry. The possible advantages of this procedure are described and illustrated in minute detail. Disadvantages of cholangiography without control of pressure are  passage of contrast material into the duodenum does not necessarily signify a normal papilla if pressure above 15 cm of water was necessary to obtain it;  uncontrolled high injection pressures may rupture bile
Surgery of the Biliary Passages and the Pancreas.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-351_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):351.
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