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Color Photography of the Large Intestine

Color Photography of the Large Intestine Abstract ROENTGENOGRAPHY has a key position in the diagnosis of diseases of the large intestine that are beyond the sigmoidoscope range. Sometimes, however, even with roentgenography it is difficult to establish inflammations and early changes caused by carcinoma. In addition, changes are often observed to which no definite or reliable clinical significance can be ascribed. Sometimes, even a distinct finding such as a stricture may pose great differential diagnostic difficulties. It is highly important, therefore, to be able to examine the large intestine from the lumen also. The limitation of sigmoidoscopy is that even in favorable conditions, it permits examination of the intestine over a distance of 30 to 35 cm at the most. As a possible diagnostic aid in diseases of the colon, we experimented with photographing the large intestine with a gastrocamera.1,2 Structure of the Camera.—The camera (Fig 1) consisted of the camera part and a control References 1. Uji, T.: The Gastrocamera , Tokyo Med J 61:135-138, 1952. 2. Tasaka, S.: The Gastrocamera , Tokyo: Ogata Book Co., 1959. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Color Photography of the Large Intestine

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1968.01340010158021
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Abstract

Abstract ROENTGENOGRAPHY has a key position in the diagnosis of diseases of the large intestine that are beyond the sigmoidoscope range. Sometimes, however, even with roentgenography it is difficult to establish inflammations and early changes caused by carcinoma. In addition, changes are often observed to which no definite or reliable clinical significance can be ascribed. Sometimes, even a distinct finding such as a stricture may pose great differential diagnostic difficulties. It is highly important, therefore, to be able to examine the large intestine from the lumen also. The limitation of sigmoidoscopy is that even in favorable conditions, it permits examination of the intestine over a distance of 30 to 35 cm at the most. As a possible diagnostic aid in diseases of the colon, we experimented with photographing the large intestine with a gastrocamera.1,2 Structure of the Camera.—The camera (Fig 1) consisted of the camera part and a control References 1. Uji, T.: The Gastrocamera , Tokyo Med J 61:135-138, 1952. 2. Tasaka, S.: The Gastrocamera , Tokyo: Ogata Book Co., 1959.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1968

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