|Henry Gray (18251861). Anatomy of the Human Body. 1918.|
Stomach (Fig. 1223).The shape of the stomach is constantly undergoing alteration; it is affected by the particular phase of the process of gastric digestion, by the state of the surrounding viscera, and by the amount and character of its contents. Its position also varies with that of the body (Figs. 1221, 1222), so that it is impossible to indicate it on the surface with any degree of accuracy. The measurements given refer to a moderately filled stomach with the body in the supine position.
FIG. 1221 With the patient in the erect posture. (See enlarged image)
FIG. 1222 With the patient lying down. (See enlarged image)
FIG. 1223 Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for liver, stomach, and great intestine. (See enlarged image)