Barium Meal Examination of Gastrointestinal Tract in Patients with Spleen-asthenia or with Stagnation of Liver-qi
Yang AiminDepartment of Radiology,Affiliated HospitalXu Xinmei Huang XianzhangDepartment of Internal Medicine
This report presents the results of Barium Meal Examination of gastrointestinal tract in 37 patients with spleen-asthenia and 36 patients with stagnation of liver-qi. The results showed that the positive rates of gastrointestinal organic lesion, gastroptosis, shallowed gastric peristalsis, quickened gastric emptying, and aerocolia in the patients with spleen-asthenia were all higher than those in the patients with stagnation of liver-qi (P0.05 or P0.01). The results suggest that the TCM viewpoints such as, asthenia-syndrome resulting from protracted disease, serious disease being caused by asthenia-syndrome, collapse of middle-jiao qi arising from spleen-asthenia, all tally with the theory of modern pathology.