Norman N. Cohen, M.D. (Associate); Rollin W. Hughes Jr., M.D.; Hector E. Manfredo, M.D.
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The development of the gastroduodenal fiberscope has been a major advance in gastrointestinal endoscopy. This report will include an analysis of 1,000 examinations, chosen solely on the basis of chart availability from 1,200 examinations performed under the supervision of the senior author. The advantages and disadvantages of the fiberscope compared with the conventional gastroscope will be discussed. These include blind areas, complications, discomfort to the patient, optical definition, and ease of passage. In none of the studies has the examiner been certain the instrument entered the duodenum. The prepyloric area, fundus, efferent and afferent loops of the gastroenterostomy are usually
Cohen NN, Hughes RW, Manfredo HE. Experiences with 1,000 Fiberscopic Examinations of the Stomach.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1080. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1080_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1080.
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