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Schmieden's disease

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Prolapse of the gastric mucosa into the duodenum.


  • V. Schmieden:
    Die Differentialdiagnose zwischen Magengeschwür und Magenkrebs; die pathologische Anatomie dieser Erkrankungen in Beziehung zu ihrer Darstellung in Röntgenbilde.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1911, 96: 253-344.

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