Chemical ablation of the gallbladder.

  title={Chemical ablation of the gallbladder.},
  author={Ali W. Majeed and Malcolm W. Reed and Tammy J Stephenson and Alan G. Johnson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 5},
BACKGROUND Chemical ablation of the gallbladder might avoid the need for surgery in elderly, unfit patients. This study examined the efficacy of various chemicals in destroying gallbladder mucosa. METHODS Ninety-five per cent ethanol, 3 per cent sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STD), trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) 2 mol/l, tetracycline 50 mg/ml, 30 and 50 per cent phenol, and a mucosal exfoliant solution (compound ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) were tested for gallbladder ablation in rabbits… CONTINUE READING


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