CHARLES H. BROWN, M.S., M.D.; JAMES R. COLVERT, M.D.
The value of roentgen-ray study in the diagnosis of carcinoma of the colon is well established. Clinicians have noted that a barium enema done routinely may reveal a carcinoma, even though the patient has no symptoms of a malignant lesion. On the other hand, there is a tendency to allow a negative barium enema report to rule out carcinoma of the colon even in the presence of suggestive clinical findings such as change in the bowel habit, abdominal pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue, the presence of a mass, etc.
Hodges1 states that the "x-ray manifestations of colonic neoplasm can
BROWN CH, COLVERT JR. ANALYSIS OF ROENTGEN-RAY DIAGNOSIS IN CARCINOMA OF THE CECUM AND ASCENDING COLON1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:936–943. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-936
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):936-943.
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