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The main title of this monograph, The Common Bile Duct, is misleading since the book is limited to three techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of common duct stones.
The first chapter extensively describes indications, techniques, and evaluation of perioperative cholangiography. Many excellent roentgenograms depict the normal anatomy of intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts and its variations. The roentgenological differential diagnosis of common duct stones is well discussed and illustrated. The hazard of percutaneous cholangiography, using flexible catheters and image-intensifier television fluoroscopy, is overstated; only rarely (even in patients with common duct obstruction) is immediate surgery necessary. Operative cholangiography
The Common Bile Duct: Operative Cholangiography, Biliary Endoscopy, and Choledocholithotomy.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1072. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1072_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1072.
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