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September 1915

THE ROENTGENOLOGIC DETERMINATION OF GASTRIC MOTILITY: WITH A COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN A SERIES OF CASES EXAMINED BOTH BY THE ROENTGEN RAY AND THE TEST-MEAL

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1915;XVI(3):406-428. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00080030067006
Abstract

The testing of gastric motility by roentgenologic methods has been of such striking and practical value that it seems worth while to report the results obtained in a considerable series of operated cases and to compare them with the findings gained by the test-meal and stomach tube. We have subjected approximately 10,000 patients to the Roentgen test, but have selected for tabular analysis and comparison those cases seen during the year 1914. In 1914, 4,118 patients were examined by the Roentgen ray for gastro-intestinal disease. Of this number 1,140 were operated on. In 950 of them a motor-meal test was also made by the gastro-enterologist and the tabulation is based on these 950 cases.

Before discussing the results it may be well to recall some of the elementary facts as to the physiology and pathology of the gastric motor function and recount some of the principal tests

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