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Gastroscopic and Histologic Observations on the Human Stomach 48 Hours After Gastric Freezing.

James B. Carey Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):723. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-723_3
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A group of patients in whom gastric freezing produced a definite reduction in concentrations of HCl hydrochloric and pepsin in the gastric juice were examined gastroscopically 48 hr after the freezing procedure. The most conspicuous change was pronounced pallor of the mucosa similar to that seen in severe anemia. There was moderate edema seen most prominently in the fields of the greater curvature. In some patients, small ecchymotic areas were observed, usually on the lesser curvature. Active bleeding was not evident nor was blood seen in the gastric pool. Motility was undisturbed.

In several patients the gastric mucosa appeared entirely



freezing ; stomach

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