Original communication| Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P33-36, July 1937

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The effects of obstruction of the common bile duct on the portal blood flow and oxygen consumption

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      The blood flow and oxygen consumption of the portal area including the liver of unanesthetized dogs have been determined before and after occlusion of the common bile duct. The findings indicate that obstruction of the biliary system is not accompanied by a decrease in the blood flow and oxygen consumption of the portal system.
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