Original communication| Volume 32, ISSUE 6, P948-952, December 1952

A method to improve roentgen diagnosis of biliary diseases with bile acids

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      The nonvisualized gall bladder is discussed. The use of bile acids as a diagnostic adjunct to the cholecystogram is presented. The bile acids relieve the biliary stasis which is frequently the cause of nonvisualization of the gall bladder. The repeat cholecystogram may show nonradiopaque stones demonstrable within the radiopaque dye. If normal, it suggests liver or pancreatic disease as a cause of the symptoms. If the gall bladder persists in remaining nonvisualized, severe gall bladder disease is probable.
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