Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
June 1973

Acute Cholecystitis and Jaundice

Author Affiliations

Cambridge, Mass; Paris
From the Harvard Surgical Service, Cambridge (Mass) Hospital (Dr. Corlette), and the Université de Paris-Sud, Service de Gastroenterologie, Hôpital Paul Brousse (Dr. Bismuth).

Arch Surg. 1973;106(6):829-832. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350180063019

Thirty-seven patients with acute cholecystitis and jaundice were studied intraoperatively with cholangiomanometry, and a mechanical lesion explaining the jaundice was found in 23. Six others had probably passed a stone, and one had hepatitis. Several inflammatory factors in this group, when compared with a group of 36 nonjaundiced patients with acute cholecystitis, showed no difference. Several causes for jaundice exist, but nonmechanical inflammatory theories are doubted.