The Bile-Loss Syndrome: A Doubtful Entity

  • A. F. Hofmann


The term “bile loss Syndrome” may be applied to a Syndrome of suboptimal health, occurring in patients with a biliary fistula. In this brief editorial the biochemical and physiological consequences of a permanent biliary fistula will be discussed. The approach will be theoretical and analytical, rather than experiential, because the author has not cared for such patients and is rather skeptical that such a Syndrome exists.


Bile Acid Bile Salt Bile Flow Enterohepatic Circulation Biliary Fistula 
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