The Application of Gastroscopy

  • H. Robert Liebowitz


The gastroscopic picture of the normal mucosa, the several varieties of gastritis, gastric ulcer and carcinoma have been described. Gastroscopy remains the most direct method to be employed in the diagnosis of gastritis and has awakened interest to the importance of gastritis as a distinct clinical entity which is the most frequent cause of post-operative complaints and a not infrequent source of gastric hemorrhage.

Early detection of carcinoma with improvement in figures for operability looms promising.

The indications for endoscopic study of the stomach have been outlined and the intimate relationship between X-ray, the clinical picture and gastroscopy have been stressed.

Gastroscopy is not the sine qua non for the diagnosis and interpretation of gastric disease but a valued adjunct when employed intelligently and correlated with the radiologic and clinical findings. In the words of Henning, gastroscopy is as necessary in the modern clinic as is cystoscopy.


Peptic Ulcer Gastritis Atrophic Gastritis Pernicious Anemia Gastric Disease 


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  • H. Robert Liebowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooklyn, New York

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