Cholelithiasis and aortic reconstruction: the problem of simultaneous surgical therapy. Conclusions from a personal series.

@article{Fry1986CholelithiasisAA,
  title={Cholelithiasis and aortic reconstruction: the problem of simultaneous surgical therapy. Conclusions from a personal series.},
  author={Richard E. Fry and William J. Fry},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={345-50}
}
From 1976 to 1983, 682 patients have undergone aortic reconstruction at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Thirty-five patients (5.1%) had a biliary tract operation performed before, during, or after their aortic procedure. Fourteen percent of patients had bacteria in the bile and 11.4% needed common bile duct exploration. Twelve patients had their aortic reconstruction first. Biliary pancreatitis developed postoperatively in one patient. Two… CONTINUE READING