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
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KIRKLIN BR, BURCH HA. INCIDENCE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROENTGENOLOGIC NICHE IN DUODENAL ULCER(INCIDENCE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROENTGENOLOGIC NICHE IN DUODENAL ULCER*). Ann Intern Med. 1935;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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