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May 1930

THE EMPTYING OF THE GALLBLADDER FOLLOWING RESTORATION FROM ACUTE EXPERIMENTAL CHOLECYSTITIS

Author Affiliations

Division of Experimental Surgery and Pathology, the Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Surg. 1930;20(5):756-761. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150110045002
Abstract

Many investigators in the field of physiology of the gallbladder maintain that the emptying mechanism of the gallbladder is a complex one associated with many interrelated factors. Others, in the light of experimental data, are inclined to emphasize the primary significance of a contractile mechanism within the wall of the gallbladder. Undoubtedly there is a fundamental factor which controls this physiologic process, and yet one which is so closely involved with other secondary factors that an exact evaluation is often difficult. Copher, Kodama and Graham (1926)1 stated that the dilution and interchange of bile are factors influencing the mechanism by which the gallbladder empties. Other experimental observations have shown that the gallbladder may distend or recoil, reactions which are entirely independent of an active contractile mechanism.2 It is probably true that the abundant elastic tissue within the wall of the gallbladder increases the effectiveness with which the smooth

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