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December 2, 1939

PERFORATION OF THE JEJUNUM DURING A GASTROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF A RESECTED STOMACH

JAMA. 1939;113(23):2053. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.72800480001010
Abstract

To the best of my knowledge there is no report in the literature of a perforation of the stomach or of the jejunum induced by the Wolf-Schindler gastroscope with a rubber finger tip. Five perforations of the stomach have occurred with the round rubber or sponge tip of Henning on the Wolf-Schindler gastroscope.1 Three of these perforations were observed by Dr. Rudolf Schindler of the University of Chicago Clinics. The Henning tip has been discarded by most men doing gastroscopies since the report of these accidents.

The subject of the present report had been examined gastroscopically six months before, and at this time the Henning tip had been used. The gastroscope was introduced without any force into the jejunum and was then withdrawn so that the stoma could be observed. The patient had had a resection for carcinoma, and since it is my policy to examine these cases gastroscopically

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