DAVID ADLERSBERG, M.D.; MICHAEL WEINGARTEN, M.D.
The diagnostic study of patients whose symptoms suggest intrinsic disease of the gastrointestinal tract is too often limited to a careful study of the esophagus, stomach, first portion of the duodenum, and colon. If the clinical picture is suggestive, an attempt is made to demonstrate the presence or absence of a tumor of the small intestine or of a non-specific granuloma (regional enteritis, terminal ileitis). But usually only the most cursory observation of the rest of the small intestine is made, incidental to the examination of the six-hour film, when the small bowel is frequently empty. Because of the failure
ADLERSBERG D, WEINGARTEN M. NON-GRANULOMATOUS CHRONIC ENTERITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1486–1492. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-9-1486
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(9):1486-1492.
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