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={Charles K. Mcsherry and Frank Glenn},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={191 3},
  pages={271-5}
}
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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