A Practical Manual Of The Diseases Of Children; With A Formulary

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byEdward Ellis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...There is usually an absence of a greater or less portion of the lateral arches of the vertebra;, the spinous processes being divided or absent. It happens sometimes that the outer covering of the tumor is not skin, but dura mater, pia mater, and arachnoid only. Cases have been recorded in which the dura mater was absent, and the other membranes formed the only covering. The fluid contained in the tumor is generally clear serum; it is sometimes, however, sanguinolent and even purulent. The quantity varies from one to seven pints. The spinal cord traversing the tumor is often unaltered; sometimes, however, it is lengthened, or flattened, or destroyed, into shreds or filaments. Pressure on the tumor causes general uneasiness, and if persisted in convulsions and coma. The symptoms produced by this disease are want of power in the lower extremities, often the limbs are atrophied and paralyzed. Sometimes no abnormal conditions exist. These differences doubtless depend on the amount of pressure exerted on the cord. The tumor sometimes bursts before birth, without necessarily killing the child. More often, however, inflammation and ulceration take place and the tumor bursts, ending rapidly in convulsions and death. The bursting of the tumor generally takes place before the third year is attained. Treatment is far from being satisfactory; in fact, many writers have come to the conclusion that the more the tumor is let alone the better. Various operations have, however, been proposed and practised; probably the best is puncturing with a fine trocar well at the side of the tumor to avoid the spinal cord, and afterwards maintaining equable pressure to promote absorption. Iodine injections have been also employed, and in one or two cases with success....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...There is usually an absence of a greater or less portion of the lateral arches of the vertebra;, the spinous processes ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021742855X

ISBN - 13:9780217428552

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