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Diseases of the Gall-Bladder and Bile Ducts, Including Gall-Stones (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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Diseases of the Gall-Bladder and Bile Ducts, Including Gall-Stones (Paperback): Arthur William Mayo Robson
Diseases of the Gall-Bladder and Bile Ducts, Including Gall-Stones (Paperback): Arthur William Mayo Robson

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Arthur William Mayo Robson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...to be due to cancer of the bile-duct, all the gall-stones having been passed. Courvoisier found gall-stones present in 74 out of 84 cases of primary cancer of the gall-bladder; Brodowski (Naunyn, p. 153) in 100 per cent.; Jayle (Soc. Anat., 1893) in 23 out of 30; Bertrand in 14 out of 15; and Siegert in 95 per cent. of primary, but only in 15 or 16 per cent. of secondary, carcinoma of the gall-bladder. According to Schroeder, 14 per cent. of all cases of gallstone patients suffer at some time from cancer of the biliary passages, and Naunyn is of opinion that half the cases of chronic jaundice diagnosed as cholelithiasis are complicated with cancer or are due to cancer alone. This latter statement is of extreme importance, since operation in the presence of cancer and chronic jaundice is very fatal. The two theories which have been current, to explain the Deutsch. Arch, fiir Klin. Med., 1889. co-existence of gall-stone with cancer of the liver, are: first, the ' irritation' theory, that gall-stones are formed first, and by acting as foreign bodies, set up irritation, which leads to malignant growth; and, second, the ' concentration ' theory, that gall-stones arise as a secondary result, from stagnation of bile in the ducts, caused by their obstruction from malignant growth. It is, however, very doubtful whether, apart from a catarrhal condition of the mucous membrane, gall-stones are formed. It should be remembered that the cholesterin in gall-stones is derived, in all probability, not from that present in the normal bile, but from the mucous membrane. Mr. C. Beadles, in a paper before the Pathological Society of London, stated that out of ioo post-mortem examinations at the Cancer Hospital, 4 were cases of primary carcinoma of the liver, and all had calculi...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Arthur William Mayo Robson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-65470-7
Barcode: 9781130654707
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LSN: 1-130-65470-2

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