Original article| Volume 32, ISSUE 1, P77-78, April 1936

Subperitoneal decortication in gall-bladder disease

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      In conclusion, the author believes that subperitoneal decortication is the operation of choice in cases of extremely serious and highly inflammatory gall-bladder conditions. This is especially true when denudation of the liver surface is extensive, resulting in the exposure of a large absorptive area and the blood chemistry indicates the acute and dangerous condition of the patient.
      Not only would this operation lower the attendant mortality, but would also spare the patient from further dangerous operative procedures occurring in the secondary operative removal of the gall bladder as, for instance, following a cholecystostomy.
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