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July 18, 1936

Exploration radiologique des colons et de l'appendice au moyen des solutions floculantes. Images de muqueuses: Technique, séméiologie, syndromes

JAMA. 1936;107(3):236. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770290064027

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Abstract

According to the preface, this is the composite work of three roentgenologists, who were not given special introduction because of their apparent eminence in France. The book describes a method of examining the colon and appendix by means of a colloidal solution of thorium oxide. Essentially the technic consists of an injection of the opaque medium and the examination of the colon first under pressure, secondly after elimination and thirdly after the injection of air. The modus operandi is attributed to the precipitation of the colloidal material on the mucosa of the bowel. In the first part of the procedure one develops the usual routine picture, in the second part the bowel appears as a network of interlacing lines that are attributed to the folds of the mucosa outlined by the precipitated thorium, and in the third part the distended bowel takes on a spotted appearance as the result of

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