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December 14, 1918

IMPORTANCE OF A COMPLETE ROENTGEN STUDY OF GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT AND GALLBLADDER: IN ALL OBSCURE ABDOMINAL CASES

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1918;71(24):1951-1956. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600500001001
Abstract

Generally a roentgen study of the gastro-intestinal tract is limited to the obscure cases. In such cases it is our duty to make the study complete. By a complete study, I mean the investigation of the gallbladder region for gallstones, enlargement and adhesions; a study of the stomach to prove that it is either normal or abnormal, and if abnormal, in what respect it is abnormal; a study of the duodenum; a study of the head of the pancreas; a study of the course of the food through the small bowel; a study of the appendix and the appendiceal region; a study of the colon, and very often it is advisable to make a study of the spinal column and of the urinary tract. If the spinal column and sacro-iliac region or the kidneys, ureters and bladder are to be studied, it should be done preceding the study of the

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