Trends in and value and consequences of radiologic imaging of perforated gastroduodenal ulcer. A 50-year experience.

@article{Svanes1990TrendsIA,
  title={Trends in and value and consequences of radiologic imaging of perforated gastroduodenal ulcer. A 50-year experience.},
  author={Cecilie Svanes and H. Salvesen and T Bjerke Larssen and Knut Svanes and Odd - Helge Fjeldstad Inge Amundsen Tone Sissener Tina S\oreide},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1990},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={257-62}
}
The trends in and value and consequences of radiologic imaging in 1128 patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcer have been studied over the 50-year period 1935-1985. The proportion of patients undergoing plain X-ray studies increased from 4% in the first 5-year period (1935-1939) to 94% in the last (1980-1985). Pneumoperitoneum was found in 77% of those undergoing X-ray studies. Water-soluble contrast studies were introduced in 1960, and in the three 5-year periods 1970-1985 from 8% to 13… CONTINUE READING