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November 1951

POSTCHOLECYSTECTOMY COMPLICATIONS DUE TO INCOMPLETE REMOVAL OF GALLBLADDER AND CYSTIC DUCTReport of a Case of So-Called Reformed Gallbladder

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LADYSMITH, WIS.

AMA Arch Surg. 1951;63(5):612-616. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250040626006
Abstract

MANY case reports of so-called reformed gallbladder have been described in the literature.1 An enormous amount of work has been done by Hicken and his associates, whose reports are both thorough and convincing. Therefore, the chief value of presenting this case is from the standpoint of adding weight to the mounting opinion that such cases occur all too frequently. Secondly, I feel it is rather unusual, yet reasonable, that in this case the diagnosis was proved preoperatively by oral ingestion of iodoalphionic acid (priodax®). As far as I can determine, the diagnosis in previously reported cases was made by means of exploratory laparotomy, with or without cholangiography. Since this report was written, Dr. Michael Weingarten, of New York, reported a case with preoperative visualization in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 20, 1951.2

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient, a housewife 44 yr. of age, had

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