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December 12, 1959

Röntgendiagnostik des Magen-Darmkanals

JAMA. 1959;171(15):2151. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010330113031

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It is difficult to review in a comprehensive way the roentgenographic diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, and pancreas. The authors have succeeded admirably in their presentation of this material, avoiding both redundancy and repetition. A wealth of material has been compiled in about 300 pages. The text is adequately and beautifully amplified by the illustrations. It is refreshing to note the emphasis placed on differential diagnosis. The text includes scholarly discussions of such subjects as congenital anomalies, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases, functional disturbances, and localization of foreign bodies. The anatomic and pathological changes associated with each of the conditions have not been overlooked. For particular commendation were the references made to the acute abdomen, especially in the pediatric patients. The "scout film," mucosal pattern demonstrations, and the more recent advances in intravenous cholangiography, as well as their limitations, are here discussed. Brief historical references and a well-documented

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