An assessment of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in the correction of the metabolic capacity of the jaundiced liver by hippurate-synthesizing test.

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Hippurate-synthesizing ability was investigated in patients with jaundice with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in relation to hepatic metabolic capacity. In 16 patients with PTBD because of obstructive jaundice and 11 patients without hepatic disease, 1.77 grams of sodium benzoate was injected and the amount of hippurate synthesized and… (More)

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@article{Kamiyama1993AnAO, title={An assessment of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in the correction of the metabolic capacity of the jaundiced liver by hippurate-synthesizing test.}, author={Yasuo Kamiyama and Yumie Tokunaga and Hideaki Aoyama and Minoru Ukikusa and K. Ozawa}, journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics}, year={1993}, volume={177 1}, pages={72-6} }