Clinical Lectures On Diseases Peculiar To Women

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byLombe Atthill

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII. Polypus--Varieties of--Cystic--Mucous--Fibrous--Symptoms--Intra-uterine, operation for removal of--Steel wire, advantages of--Modification of Gooch's canulm--Fibrinous and placental polypi. In the preceding lecture I have spoken of those forms of monorrhagia which depend on, or are caused by, an abnormal or diseased condition of the uterus or of its lining membrane; to-day I have to call your attention to an affection as important as any of the preceding, one too of frequent occurrence and which almost invariably gives origin to profuse menstruation. I allude to polypus, which may be defined as an affection the result of hypertrophy of some portion of the uterine substance, which taking the form of an out-growth becomes in time a distinct tumour, attached to the wall of the uterus either by a base of considerable extent, or more frequently by a well defined pedicle. These growths are met with of all sizes and shapes, sometimes as little stunted bodies only the size of a pea or small bean, sometimes as large tumours occupying the entire cavity of a uterus as large as that organ should be at the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy; but more commonly they are seen of intermediate size. Occasionally the uterus seems to resent the presence of a polypus which has been developed within its cavity, and by contractions similar to those of labour expels it, and thus causes it to assume the form of an extra-uterine tumour, a process which is evidently Nature's attempt, often a successful one, to effect a cure. When this takes place and an intra-uterine polypus expelled from the uterus reaches the vagina, the haemorrhage it has given origin to is usually checked, or possibly may cease altogether. But in addition to these of intra-uterine origin, a polypus...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII. Polypus--Varieties of--Cystic--Mucous--Fibrous--Symptoms--Intra-uterine, operation for removal of--Steel wire, ad...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217459145

ISBN - 13:9780217459143

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