In vitro determination of active bile acid absorption in small biopsy specimens obtained endoscopically or surgically from the human intestine.


BACKGROUND In the construction of a Kock reservoir for continent urinary diversion, 70 cm of the distal ileum are used. Impaired absorption of bile acids in these patients might cause diarrhoea. Data on the absorption of bile acids in different parts of the human intestine are limited. METHODS Biopsies were taken during endoscopy from the duodenum, the… (More)


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