Common duct stones in patients with acute cholecystitis

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In a retrospective survey of 202 patients with acute cholecystitis 40 patients (19,8%) were found to have common duct stones. No close correlation between common duct stones and either serum bilirubin or serum alkaline phosphatase could be demonstrated. Therefore it was concluded that peroperative cholangiography is necessary in operations for acute cholecystitis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Volume143
Issue1
Pages (from-to)47-8
Number of pages2
ISSN0007-1323
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977

    Research areas

  • Acute Disease, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Alkaline Phosphatase, Bilirubin, Cholangiography, Cholecystitis, Female, Gallstones, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Retrospective Studies

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