Current status of heparin dissolution of gallstones. Experimental and clinical observations.

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Investigation of the use of heparin in bile indicates that it has the ability to disperse suspended particles. Clinical experience using a heparinized saline flush in forty-three patients with retained gallstones demonstrated disappearance of the stones in thirty-one of the patients. On this basis we would recommend this treatment for further clinical… (More)

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@article{Gardner1975CurrentSO, title={Current status of heparin dissolution of gallstones. Experimental and clinical observations.}, author={Brooke Gardner and Christopher R Dennis and Joseph M. Patti}, journal={American journal of surgery}, year={1975}, volume={130 3}, pages={293-5} }