[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Article
June 1933

DUODENAL ILEUS: EFFECT OF CHRONIC DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION ON EVACUATION OF THE GALLBLADDER

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Surgical Pathological Laboratory of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Departments of Surgery and Roentgenology of the Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1933;26(6):1084-1097. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170060153009
Abstract

One of the phases of chronic duodenal ileus which has attracted particular attention is the relation between it and the function of the biliary tract. Every clinical description of duodenal ileus includes, as one of its frequent manifestations, a symptom complex which simulates disease of the gallbladder.1 Epigastric distress coming on shortly after meals, pain in the right hypochondrium with scapular radiation, eructation and even jaundice have been described either with or without organic changes in the biliary tract.2 Orndoff3 suggested a relationship between the disturbances of duodenal motility so frequently seen in pregnancy and the cholecystic symptoms and disease which may attend and follow it. Duodenal ileus is said in some way to render the biliary tract more liable to infection.4 Wheelon5 found an involvement of the biliary structures in 75 per cent of seventy-four patients with duodenal ileus. A cholecystitis had developed in

Add or change institution
×