Medline ® Abstract for Reference 8
of 'Causes of abdominal pain in adults'
Spectrum of cholangitis.
Saik RP, Greenburg AG, Farris JM, Peskin GW
Am J Surg. 1975;130(2):143.
Of 402 patients admitted with biliary disease over the last three years, cholangitis has been diagnosed in 36. This represents an 8.8 per cent overal incidence and a 33.8 per cent incidence among patients who have undergone operation or manipulation involving the common duct. Based on this experience, a program of prophylaxis and treatment of cholangitis has been devised with special emphasis on the management of elderly patients in the initial postoperative period.