REUBEN FINKELSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The x-ray examination of the stomach with the barium meal reveals merely a shadow picture of the barium mixture as limited by the gastric walls and borders. Hence, when a defect in the upper or lower border occurs it is filled by this fluid mixture and thus its shadow is outlined. Again, this fluid mass also lends itself to distortion by peristalsis or any irregularity in the stomach wall caused either by an organic disease or a simple spasm of the wall. From the pioneer work of Hemmeter, Rieder, Holzknecht and others it was soon discovered that lesions on the
FINKELSTEIN R. The Diagnosis of Gastric Lesions by Intra-Gastric Photography: Preliminary Report*. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:804–816. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-804
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):804-816.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hospital Medicine.
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