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The anatomical changes produced by syphilitic affections of the stomach may be visualized by x-ray examination. The differential diagnosis is difficult, however, because of the similarity of the syphilitic affections to those of other organic diseases of the stomach. Gummatous infiltration and hyperplasia and the syphiloma have their seat in the submucosa in the great majority of cases. In gummatous hyperplasia one sees a circular narrowing of the affected part. The contours are sharply delineated. The central canal lies centrally and runs straight. Peristalsis is diminished or absent. The barium meal passes the narrowed portion without hindrance and quickly. Under
Syphilis of the Stomach as Seen Roentgenologically.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:509. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-5-509
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(5):509.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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