Morphologic, biophysical, and biochemical consequences of ligation of the common biliary duct in the dog.

Common biliary ducts of 32 adult mongrel dogs were ligated for a period of 2 days to 6 weeks. Sham-operated animals served as controls. Bile ducts were removed at sacrifice, and biophysical, morphologic, and biochemical parameters were measured. Our study shows that biliary duct ligation results in an immediate increase of intraductular pressure and is… (More)