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Analysis of 256 gastroscopies performed at Bellevue Hospital


Gastroscopic findings of 256 examinations peformed on 237 patients are recorded and discussed. The incidence of various lesions as described by Schindler are found to closely approximate his percentages. The analysis of the results further emphasizes the importance of gastritis in patients with chronic gastro-intestinal complaints. This finding is particularly important in explaining the persistence of symptoms post-operatively. The contributions obtained from gastroscopic examination in patients in the cancer age makes its inclusion imperative in the routine diagnostic study of this group.

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    Schindler, R.: Gastroscopy. University of Chicago Press, p. 6, 1937.

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    Ibid, pp. 130–279.

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    Schindler, R.:Am. J. M. Sc., 197:509–16, April, 1939.

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Correspondence to James Flexner or Alfred Fleishman.

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Acknowledgement is made of the cooperation of the Chest Service, First Medical and Surgical Divisions, Second (Cornell) Surgical Division, Third Medical and Surgical Divisions and Fourth Medical and Surgical Divisions.

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Flexner, J., Fleishman, A. Analysis of 256 gastroscopies performed at Bellevue Hospital. Jour. D. D. 7, 323–324 (1940).

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  • Gastritis
  • Benign Ulcer
  • Gastroscopic Examination
  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Gastroscopic Finding