A. I. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
The finding of a pathologic gall-bladder following roentgen examination has as a rule been sufficient reason for surgical intervention to relieve the patient's gastrointestinal complaints. Although removal of the diseased viscus is usually indicated, the presence of cholelithiasis or a nonvisualizing gall-bladder does not necessarily imply that the patient's symptoms are due to gall-bladder disease. The high incidence of the silent, calculous gall-bladder has been very well documented: at least 10% of a large series of patients with calculous gall-bladder were asymptomatic.1 Occasionally, symptoms that persist following cholecystectomy are attributed to biliary dyskinesia when the intravenous cholecystogram is negative, or
FRIEDMAN AI. PEPTIC ESOPHAGITIS SIMULATING THE "POSTCHOLECYSTECTOMY SYNDROME"*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:120–129. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-120
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):120-129.
Biliary Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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