B. R. KIRKLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. A. BURCH, M.D.
In 1911, at the fortieth assembly of the German Surgical Society, Martin Haudek mentioned the niche as one of the roentgenologic signs of duodenal ulcer, and in a formal paper published in 1912 he cited among several cases four in which niches were demonstrated. In these cases the crater of the ulcer was depicted by a small deposit of bismuth which could scarcely be displaced by manipulation and corresponded to a point on the abdomen that was sensitive to pressure. Although his descriptions and drawings were convincing, the new sign of duodenal ulcer apparently received little attention, and the diagnosis
KIRKLIN BR, BURCH HA. INCIDENCE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROENTGENOLOGIC NICHE IN DUODENAL ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:436–443. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-4-436
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(4):436-443.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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