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November 6, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(19):1497-1500. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780450001001

During the past decade an increasing volume of information concerning inflammatory conditions in the stomach has been provided by histologic studies of freshly resected material and by increasing use of the Wolf-Schindler flexible gastroscope. Henning1 stated that gastritis is the commonest disease of the stomach. Because it is the daily task of the radiologist to search for causes of digestive disturbances, it seems desirable to examine, from his standpoint, the evidence concerning this disease and to correlate the pathologic changes with those demonstrable by roentgen methods.

A review of the histology of gastritis as presented by experienced workers in the field (Faber,2 Konjetzny,3 Henning1 and others) and of other phases, such as etiology, classification and treatment, cannot be attempted here. Only the aspects will be discussed which bear directly on the problem of x-ray examination of the stomach.

Gastritis is an inflammation of the gastric wall

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