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August 30, 1884

Gastroc Dilation.

JAMA. 1884;III(9):240. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390580016003

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—At a recent meeting of the Société Medicale des Hopitaux, M. Bouchard gave some interesting conclusions based on an analysis of 220 cases of dilatation of the stomach. As he found that it is associated with chronic disorders in sixty per cent. of the cases, it is but natural that it should often be masked by a variety of symptoms pertaining to the concomitant disease. It is the more apt to be overlooked, since it is not always manifested by dyspeptic disturbances. M. Bouchard divides ectasis of the stomach into " enteric, dyspeptic, hepatic, renal, cardiac, cutaneous, rheumatic, consumptive," according to the prominence of the phenomena. Furthermore, he regards the disorders, which are expressed by these diverse groups of symptoms and which complicate the malady in question, as its result, though the connecting link is not always easy of discovery. That dilatation of the stomach may lead to many of these

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