Appendicitis And Its Surgical Treatment; With A Report Of One Hundred And Eighty-five Operated Cases

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byHerman Mynter

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... his appendix remains unobliterated or until it is removed. I might multiply these statements, but I consider the references mentioned sufficient to prove the doubt about perfect recovery after an acute attack which is held by those best able to judge,--the operating surgeons. TREATMENT. I have in the preceding pages stated my opinion, based upon different statistics, that strict medical treatment has a mortality primarily of probably twenty per cent., and that about eighty per cent. recover. I have also expressed my conviction, shared by many surgeons, that all these recoveries are more or less fictitious. They are subject to the same rules as other cases, and will probably be followed by relapses in from twenty-five to fifty per cent., of which a certain number will die during the second attack, another portion during the third attack, etc., bringing the mortality of a given one hundred cases under medical treatment considerably higher than twenty per cent. Moulin 1 says that, excluding the very mild cases, relapses probably occur in about sixty per cent. of the non-operated cases. Placing it at fifty per cent. only, the matter stands thus: taking one hundred ordinary hospital cases, twenty-eight will suffer from local and diffuse suppuration and be operated on. Of the seventytwo remaining, thirty-six will suffer from one or more relapses, in each of which they will incur the same risk again and each of which will confine them to bed for twenty-five days. H. A. Caley2 also remarks that general statistics giving the mortality of appendicitis in the aggregate are misleading unless based upon a large series of cases including all forms. "Of more importance than the mortality of appendicitis in 1 The Lancet, December 16, 1899. 'Ibid., December 2, 1899. the a...

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... his appendix remains unobliterated or until it is removed. I might multiply these statements, but I consider the references me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217438644

ISBN - 13:9780217438643

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