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March 2, 1935

Radiologie de la vésicule biliaire: Etude anatomique, fonctionnelle et clinique

JAMA. 1935;104(9):774. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760090078035

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The clinician, the surgeon and the radiologist all place a different value on the merits of cholecystography. Without making any comparisons, the author of this work has attempted to explain the lack of agreement between the clinician and the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases of the gallbladder. Less than the usual number of halftone reproductions of cholecystograms appear in the work, but there are numerous diagrams sketched from x-ray films, which serve well the purposes of illustration. After an excellent historical review of the rôle of roentgen examinations in gallbladder diagnosis, the author enters into a full description of the radiologic anatomy of the biliary tract, including an interesting study of the extrahepatic biliary ducts and their variations. A lengthy discussion concerns the known functions of the gallbladder in relation to the cholecystographic observations. Technical considerations are fully elaborated, as well as the normal and pathologic aspects of the

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