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
WALKER HO. GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY WITH THE McGRAW ELASTIC LIGATURE, FOR THE RELIEF OF GASTROPTOSIS.. JAMA. 1903;XL(3):166-169. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490030026002f