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Cholecystectomy and bowel function
  1. Department of General Surgery, Medisch Spectrum Twente
  2. PO Box 50 000
  3. NL-7500 KA Enschede, Netherlands

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Editor,—I read with great interest the article by Hearing et al (OpenUrlPubMed) on the effect of cholecystectomy on bowel function. In this elegant publication, however, the authors mistakenly assume that published estimates of the prevalence of postcholecystectomy diarrhoea derive from retrospective or uncontrolled data only. In this context I would …

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