The Incidence and Causes of Death Following Surgery for Nonmalignant Biliary Tract Disease

@article{Mcsherry1980TheIA,
  title={The Incidence and Causes of Death Following Surgery for Nonmalignant Biliary Tract Disease},
  author={C. Mcsherry and F. Glenn},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={191},
  pages={271–275}
}
  • C. Mcsherry, F. Glenn
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Surgery
  • In the 46-year period from September 1, 1932 to September 1, 1978, 11,808 patients were operated on for nonmalignant biliary tract disease. In 80.1% of these patients, the disease was considered chronic, and in 19.9%, acute inflammation was superimposed on the existing condition. There were 207 postoperative deaths, a mortality rate of 1.7%. Advanced age, acute cholecystitis and common duct stones were the principal determinants of operative mortality. Cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis… CONTINUE READING
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