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September 18, 1948

La chirurgie biliaire sous contrôle manométrique et radiologique per— opératoire

JAMA. 1948;138(3):252. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030084046

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This well documented discussion of cholangiography—the materials needed, the technic, the indications and the interpretations of manometric and radiologic procedures to be carried on concurrently with the surgical treatment of the biliary tract deserves careful study. The procedure is not new, having been given its great first impetus by Mirizzi, of Cordoba, Argentina, who in 1939 published a monograph on the subject. The text is based on 550 operative cases. The authors' technic has been somewhat simplified by the use of a portable, completely enclosed x-ray machine on wheels, sufficiently small to be wheeled under the operating table. The operating table itself is of unique pattern, supported at the two ends instead of by a central pedestal, thus permitting the placement of the x-ray apparatus under the operating table. A device is provided which permits quick simultaneous centering of the x-ray tube and the film holder in the midst of

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