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Gallstones are present in 10% to 20% of the U.S. population. Most of the patients have symptoms of gall stones; about 45% may be expected to develop symptoms of complications. About a half million operations are performed annually to manage this problem.
Dr. Schein examines acute cholecystitis—its diagnosis, complications, and treatment—in an easily read text, liberally illustrated with well-reproduced radiographs and well-designed tables. The bibliography is perforce selective, but sound, and the biographical sketches in chapter I are of interest, at least to me. His discussion of the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical and roentgen diagnosis of acute cholecystitis are presented
Acute Cholecystitis.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:846–847. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-846_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):846-847.
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