A NEW INTRAGASTRIC BAG.
J. RAWSON PENNINGTON, M.D.CHICAGO.The value of the intragastric bag in the treatment of many forms of stomach and intestinal diseases is no longer questioned. There are many bags on the market, but none of them is constructed so that a definite relation can be maintained between the distal end of the stomach tube and the bag. The consequence is that the free end of the tube frequently curls up and catches in the side of the bag, which is not only disagreeable to the patient, but often ruptures the bag in withdrawing the tube from the stomach.The bag shown in Figures 1 and 2 is made of extra fine rubber tissue, and is so constructed as to overcome these objections. To the distal end of the bag is vulcanized a small tube, AB, which fits snugly over the distal end of the stomach