A large animal model (swine) to study the diagnosis and treatment of cholelithiasis.

@article{Griffith1989ALA,
  title={A large animal model (swine) to study the diagnosis and treatment of cholelithiasis.},
  author={Sydney Griffith and Brenda Burney and F. J. Fry and Timothy D. Franklin},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={110-4}
}
Human gallstones were surgically placed into the gallbladders of 200 swine. Eight of these swine were used as a prospective series to verify that the placement and presence of human gallstones in their gallbladders caused no significant pathologic changes in the gallbladder and that the gallstones were not spontaneously dissolved. Although limitations exist… CONTINUE READING