A NEW METHOD TO RECORD INTESTINAL SOUNDS
In abdominal surgery the intestinal sounds is the most practical index of the recovery in the postoperative condition of the intestine. The purpose of this study is to analyze the intestinal sounds from the clinical view point and to obtain the new, more precise interpretation than hearing with stethoscope. We used the RS-200 S type phonometer for the recording. We called this method the intestinal phonography (I. P. G.). About 120 cases were examined to study the relation between the abdominal gas volume, meal, operation and intestinal sounds.