[Pathogenesis and therapy of gallbladder perforation]

J H Schneider, G Lepsien
Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie 1988, 113 (21): 1377-87
Findings on admission to hospital and after surgery recorded from 35 patients with gallbladder perforation were compared to findings obtained from 98 patients with cholecystitis, with a view to establishing determining factors in pathogenesis of gallbladder perforation and for the purpose of improving therapeutic strategies. That comparison was part of a retrospective analysis. Biological behaviours regarding perforation were found to be hard to assess, though "early operation" was found to reduce the risk of perforation and post-perforation lethality.

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