DANIEL B. FAUST, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES S. MUDGETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During studies made on the gastrointestinal tract, it has been noted from time to time that the gall-bladder or bile ducts, or both, contain air or barium. There has been much speculation about the cause of these occasional findings and an even greater interest as to the relationship between such findings and the symptoms presented by the patient. The cases reported are far from being identical and opinions differ greatly as to the cause.
In 1901, Stolz1 reported three cases in which gas was found in the gall-bladder at autopsy. In 1925, Kirchmayr2 reported an emphysematous cholecystitis diagnosed during a
FAUST DB, MUDGETT CS. VISUALIZATION OF THE BILIARY TRACT WITH AIR AND BARIUM FOLLOWING A BARIUM MEAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:356–367. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-2-356
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(2):356-367.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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