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May 1976

Direct Injection Into the Gallbladder in Dogs, Using Ultrasonic Guidance

Author Affiliations

From the departments of radiology (Drs Hogan and Castaneda) and surgery (Drs Watne and Mossburg), West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown. Dr Mossburg is now with Highlands Clinic, Williamson, WVa, and Dr Castaneda is now with University Hospitals, Minneapolis.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(5):564-565. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360230064013

• Direct injection into the gallbladder can be accomplished with the guidance of the ultrasonic aspiration transducer. Possible bile peritonitis is a limiting factor, but not necessarily a complication that contraindicates the procedure. Some modifications of the procedure may be necessary, and further investigation into this potentially valuable procedure is indicated.

(Arch Surg 111:564-565, 1976)