Biliary concretions, known as gall stones, are apt to form in the gall-bladder.
If the abscess is allowed to take its course, adhesions may form around it and it may burst into the intestine or on to the surface of the abdomen, a biliary fistula remaining.
If before opening the gall-bladder the surface is stitched to the deepest part of the abdominal wound, the biliary fistula left as the result of the opening of the abscess will close in due course.
" Biliary colic " is the name given to the distressing symptoms associated with the passage of a stone through the narrow bileduct.
A person who is of what used to be called a " biliary nature " should live sparingly and take plenty of exercise.
Its waters are efficacious in cases of gout, rheumatism and biliary affections.
In pain due to violent sciatica relief and even permanent cure has been obtained by the injection of morphine directly into the muscle of the affected part, and in the treatment of renal and hepatic colic morphine given subcutaneously will relieve the acute pain consequent on the passage of biliary and urinary calculi.