Diseases of the lungs by Alexander Leslie BlackwoodDiseases of the lungs by Alexander Leslie Blackwood

Diseases of the lungs

byAlexander Leslie Blackwood

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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.1902 Excerpt: ... TUMORS OF THE MEDIASTINUM. All forms of tumors are found here, the carcinoma more frequently than the sarcoma. The anterior mediastinum is their most frequent site. The right side is more often affected than the left. The majority of cases reported have appeared before the fortieth year. They are more common in males than in females. They may arise from the connective tissue, lymph glands, epithelial structures of the trachea, bronchi, esophagus, or the periosteum. Pathology:--The sarcoma usually forms large tumors that may occupy a greater part of the thorax, and involves the trachea, main bronchi, pleura, blood vessels, and pericardium. The carcinoma forms smaller nodules that early undergo ulceration, giving rise to inflammation of the lung and frequently to gangrene. Symptoms:--As these growths develop slowly the symptoms appear gradually and are modified by the structure first involved. Cough Is usually an early symptom. It may be paroxysmal in character and dependent on the pressure upon the trachea and bronchi. An expectoration soon appears that varies in character from a mucoid material to a prune juice, to the fetid expectoration of bronchiectasis, or to that indicating gangrene. The pleura may be early involved and a pleural effusion result. The veins about the heart are often oppressed and venous congestion results, giving rise to lividity of the face and at times of the arms and hands, which later become edematous. Hemoptysis is present at some period in nearly all cases. As the growth develops it presses upon the trachea and bronchi and gives rise to severe dyspnea and stridor. Should the phrenic nerve be involved there will be spasms of the diaphragm. Fever, while not a constant symptom, is usually present, and assumes the hectic type late in ...
Title:Diseases of the lungsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217464157

ISBN - 13:9780217464154