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We are of the opinion that the investigation of the upper gastrointestinal tract must precede an elective cholecystectomy. In a prospective study the value of preoperative oesophagogastroduodenoscopy preceding elective cholecystectomy is considered. 589 gastroscopies were performed in our endoscopy unit on 960 patients coming to elective gallbladder(More)
Small bowel diverticulosis is in contrast to large intestine diverticulosis an uncommon, acquired entity. In most cases it was found in duodenum and as a Meckel's diverticulum. Jejunal or ileal diverticulosis is a relatively rare disease. Although the majority of the patients do not require surgical treatment because of the absence of clinical signs, in 10%(More)
A retrospective study of 44 patients with carcinoma of the gallbladder is presented. It is noticeable that although the prognosis for advanced carcinoma of the gallbladder is poor, that of the early stages (stage I-III) is relatively better. In no case diagnosis was made preoperatively. In 86% gallstones were found. There has been no valid staging for(More)
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