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CHOLECYSTOGRAPHY: ITS CLINICAL EVALUATION:  A STUDY OF 2,070 CASES

ARTHUR N. FERGUSON, M.D.; WALTER L. PALMER, M.D.
JAMA. 1933;100(11):809-812. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740110021008.
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The present article is a review of our experience with intravenous cholecystography in the diagnosis of gallbladder disease in 2,070 patients over a period of five years. In the numerous articles on cholecystography which have appeared, the test seems to have been carried out chiefly on patients with symptoms of gallbladder disease. Consequently, the statistics given do not indicate the reliability of the method per se but rather the reliability of the method when used in conjunction with a clinical diagnosis of gallbladder disease. In our clinic, the dye has been given in a somewhat routine fashion to a wide variety of patients, although the majority of them have been referred to the gastrointestinal service because of some type of abdominal distress. Tetiothalein sodium-N. N. R. or, in a small group, phentetiothalein sodium-N. N. R., has been used, the technic being that first suggested by Case,1 in which the

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