Ultrasonic Detection of Choledocholithiasis

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PRESENT-DAY methods of detecting gall-stones in the common bile duct at operation are not wholly satisfactory. Stones may be missed in spite of careful palpation, cholangiography and direct exploration of the common bile duct. An attempt has been made to use pulsed ultrasound at the time of operation as an adjunct to their detection.

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HILL, M., MCCOLL, I. Ultrasonic Detection of Choledocholithiasis. Nature 190, 627 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190627a0

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