Portacaval shunt and measurement of canine bile acid enterohepatic circulation: effects of cholecystectomy.

Studies were made of the usefulness of serial serum bile acid determinations in dogs with end-to-side portacaval shunt for determining relative rates of bile acid enterohepatic circulation (EHC). Studies in intact and cholecystectomized dogs with shunt showed that bile acid EHC in fasting cholecystectomized animals was about three times faster than in… CONTINUE READING