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Biliary sphicterotomy

M A Al-Karawi, A R Mohamed
Over a period of eight years, 161 Saudi patients with biliary stones underwent 200 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic studies at the Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Endoscopic sphincterotomy was performed in 93.2% of these patients and not attempted in the remainder who were referred for surgery because of biliary stones in both the common bile duct and gallbladder. All patients were symptomatic and the most common presenting symptom was biliary colic, seen in 42.2% of these patients...
January 1991: Annals of Saudi Medicine
P Mallet-Guy, L P Rousset
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1965: Revue Internationale D'hépatologie
E Schima
During 5 years 1311 operations for benign diseases of the biliary tract were performed. 281 patients were more than 70 years old, on the average 76,1 years. According to experience and the results the following is emphasized: 1. Complications of gallstones are relatively more frequent in old patients. 2. Cholecystectomy for chronic gall bladder disease should be performed even in old age. Our postoperative mortality rate was 2,5%, increasing to 15,1% when operation was done in a stage of complications. 3. Acute inflammatory cholecystitis should be treated by urgent operation, especially in old age...
1977: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
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