Classification of Hepatolithiasis F. Nakayama 1 1Department of Surgery Ⅰ, Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine pp.375-379
Published Date 1984/4/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403106994
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 The numerous classifications on hepatolithiasis so far proposed exceeding twenty have hindered rather than helped in reaching the common understanding of the disease. A new classification was proposed by Research Group for the Study of Damage to Intrahepatic Bile Duct and was presented here. The grade and site of the stricture and dilatation of the bile duct and the presence and kind of gallstones were coded as well as the biliary tract structures. Operative procedures were assigned a letter alphabetically and attached at the end of the coding. The classification thus proposed offers several advantages, i. e., it is solely based on the exact description of the prevailing pathology and therefore devoid of subjective bias, easy to understand and offers another advantage of easier compilation of the data which can be stored in a computer for later retrieval and computation.

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