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September 1, 1934

La cholécystectomie sans drainage (cholécystectomie idéale)

JAMA. 1934;103(9):706. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750350070031

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This discusses the author's experience in a large series of cases in which cholecystectomy without drainage has been used. Approximately half the book is given over to the discussion of this problem, with frequent references to the literature and with a description of his operative technic, which is completely illustrated with excellent two-tone drawings.

The most interesting part of the monograph is on studies in cholecystography made in the course of operations on the biliary tract. Thirty-seven excellent reproductions of roentgenograms taken of the biliary tract at the time of, or shortly after, operation, showing various obstructions, are presented. Iodized oil, injected through the cystic duct at the time of operation, was used as the substance to fill the biliary passages and obtain the roentgenograms. Concise, excellent explanations are given beneath each. A discussion regarding the association of lesions of the pancreas and sphincter of Oddi is instructive and will

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