My purpose in this communication is to set forth briefly the objectives to be attained by roentgen-ray examination after gastric and duodenal operations, the technic of such examination and some details of the principal findings.
One of the most successful of stomach operations is gastro-enterostomy. In the great majority of cases, it gives brilliant results; nevertheless, every physician having occasion to treat or examine a large gastro-intestinal clientele sees a considerable number of gastro-enterostomized persons who complain of more or less serious postoperative disturbance. Naturally, only the dissatisfied patients return to the clinician, and the internist who sees a considerable number of this class is apt to feel an unjustified lack of confidence in the operation. The foregoing is true, more or less, of all the different forms of operation involving an anastomosis between the stomach and the intestine, as well as the various plastic operations for modification of the
CASE JT. GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ROENTGEN-RAY FINDINGS AFTER OPERATION. JAMA. 1925;85(18):1385–1391. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180041011