LESTER R. WHITAKER, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Abnormal peritoneal attachments to the gall-bladder are more common than inflammatory adhesions. Though often described these congenital adhesions1 are not generally recognized, so strong is the obsession in the medical profession that all disturbances of the gall-bladder are inflammatory in origin. Yet, it should be obvious to the careful observer that these sheets of tissue, running from lesser omentum to gall-bladder, duodenum and colon, are simple folds of peritoneum having definite relations, definite structure, and regular arrangement of vessels. They cannot possibly be the result of inflammation. Often with these attachments there is no evidence of a past infection of
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WHITAKER LR. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: CONGENITAL ADHESIONS OF THE GALL-BLADDER(CONGENITAL ADHESIONS OF THE GALL-BLADDER*). Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:379–386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-379
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):379-386.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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