Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


One hundred and twenty-nine cases of benign gastric ulcer and 17 cases of malignant gastric ulcer studied by intragastric photography are reviewed. The benign ulcer, characterized by symmetrical contour and smooth base, was diagnosed correctly on the initial photographic study in 97.7% of cases. Malignant ulcers were diagnosed correctly in 59% of cases on the first study. The importance of color photography to complement roentgenographic evaluation of gastric ulceration is emphasized.