X-Ray Observations to Determine the Time Food Remains in the Stomach


Case I.?A Hindu male, aged 35, with old spastic paraplegia, very healthy, muscular and robust, was given an ounce and a half of bismuth carbonate with his customary full diet, consisting of rice, dal, fish and vegetables, at 11-30 a.m. At 12 noon,?the stomach was full and of normal shape and size. At 3 p.m.,?stomach half full; part of meal in small intestines. At 5-30 p.m.,?about one-eighth of the total meal still left in stomach : meal reached descending colon. Case II.?A healthy-looking, tall, well built Hindu male, aged about 40, old paraplegia. Full diet as above given at 11-30 a.m. with 1| ounce of bismuth. At 12 woon,?stomach full : healthy. At 3 p.m.,?stomach half full : part of meal at splenic flexure of the colon. At 5-30 p.m.,?about one sixth of the meal still in stomach : rest had passed on. Case III.?A well-nourished, healthy boy. Hindu, aged 12: slight weakness in one leg, resulting from infantile hemiplegia. Full diet with bismuth as above given at 11-30 a.m.

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@inproceedings{Ganguly2016XRayOT, title={X-Ray Observations to Determine the Time Food Remains in the Stomach}, author={Satkori Ganguly}, booktitle={The Indian medical gazette}, year={2016} }