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March 30, 1912

GASTRO-ENTEROSTOMYTECHNIC OF THE OPERATION WITH THE USE OF A NEW INSTRUMENT

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CHARLOTTE, N. C.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(13):930-931. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030328010

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Abstract

The abdomen is opened by an incision about 5 inches long and 1 inch to the right of the middle line, beginning about 2 inches below the costal arch and extending the mentioned length to above the navel. The stomach is exposed, below which is the transverse colon and the omentum covering the loops of the small intestine. The prongs of the instrument are opened on their hinge, the superior prong grasping the closed elliptical band (Fig. 1, A, B and C). The elliptical band mounted on the prong is pushed up, gathering omentum and transverse mesocolon and applied to the transverse mesocolon and with this structure interposed to the posterior wall of the stomach, directly in the middle line of the body. The convex hemisphere, elliptical and corresponding in shape to that of the band and made to fit into it, carried on its prong, is applied to the

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