Gallstone Disease and its Management

  • Malcolm C. Bateson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. F. Pixley
    Pages 1-23
  3. R. K. R. Scragg
    Pages 25-55
  4. A. F. Attili
    Pages 57-70
  5. D. L. Carr-Locke
    Pages 71-111
  6. S. A. Sadek, A. Cuschieri
    Pages 113-135
  7. R. S. Stubbs, L. H. Blumgart
    Pages 137-171
  8. D. L. Carr-Locke
    Pages 173-202
  9. T. C. Northfield, D. P. Maudgal
    Pages 203-227
  10. M. C. Bateson
    Pages 229-241
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 243-244

About this book


Exciting major changes have occurred in the understanding and treatment of gallstone disease over the last two decades. In bygone years, books about gallstones were often based on postgraduate lectures which the author, usually a surgeon of distinction, had given. More recently, many books dealing with this subject have been based upon national or international conferences. The single-author text has the disadvantage that few authors today can authoritatively encompass a whole field: the reports of symposia, conferences or workshops often lack balance and auth­ ority. The merits of 'Gallstone disease and its Management' edited by Malcolm Bateson are clear. He has chosen 11 authors, all of whom write on topics relating to their own expertise, and the content of the book has been carefully planned to reflect the most modern ideas about the aetiology and management of cholesterol gallstones. It is worth repeating that we are experiencing rapid developments in the field of gallstone disease. Disappointingly the least progress has been made in identifying the cause (or causes) of the disease notwithstanding the many data implicating a variety of environmental factors. Most of these affect the chemistry of hepatic bile and the contribution of the gallbladder to lithogenesis remains uncertain and unstudied.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm C. Bateson
    • 1
  1. 1.General HospitalBishop AucklandUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8353-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4173-1
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