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January 17, 1903

GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY WITH THE McGRAW ELASTIC LIGATURE, FOR THE RELIEF OF GASTROPTOSIS.

JAMA. 1903;XL(3):166-169. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490030026002f
Abstract

If, as Meinert asserts, 90 per cent. of all women have gastroptosis, and knowing as we do the inefficiency of mechanical and medicinal treatment of this distressing malady in a great number of cases, one may be pardoned for presenting a method that offers features of benefit, whether it is mechanical, medicinal or surgical.

Surgically, little has been done, and that but recently, in the way of improvement of; this condition. Gastroplication and gastrorrhaphy are the principal procedures, and have not been attended with very brilliant results, as they do not always relieve the chronic pyloric kinking, and although I may not be presenting anything new, yet, as far as I know, except by allusion, nothing has been presented along the lines that I offer. With this brief introduction I beg leave to make a somewhat detailed report of three cases in which a gastrojejunostomy was done for the relief

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