DOI: 10.1111/j.0954-6820.1949.tb09333.x View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: As is commonly known, the occurrence of gallstones varies considerably within different age-groups. If one were to rely on certain earlier information the disease would be almost a curiosity in children, but from Potter's survey of literature from 1938 it appears that no less than 432 cases of gallstone in children had been published before that date, 70 per cent of the patients being under 10 years of age. That the gallstone frequency rises with advancing age has been established by numerous autopsies during … Show more

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