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October 6, 1928

The Duodenum: Medical, Radiologic and Surgical Studies.

JAMA. 1928;91(14):1057-1058. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700140059035

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This little volume is a distinct contribution to the roentgenologic and clinical study of the duodenum. It differs from most works on this subject in that it does not consider the subject matter in the ordinary textbook manner. It considers the effects of various lesions of the upper abdominal viscera and vessels on the duodenum. Hence a considerable part of the discussion deals with periduodenitis from various causes, as cholecystitis, duodenal ulcer, and duodenal compression by bands and by the mesenteric pedicle and its vessels. Many of the obscure epigastric lesions which cannot be explained by cholecystitis, duodenal ulcer and colitis are shown by the authors to be one of the conditions just mentioned. A discussion of the cause of the adhesions leads the authors to believe that, as has been pointed out by others, they are congenital in origin, although many are of inflammatory origin. The authors recommend definite

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