Glandular enlargement and other diseases of the lymphatic system by Arthur EdmundsGlandular enlargement and other diseases of the lymphatic system by Arthur Edmunds

Glandular enlargement and other diseases of the lymphatic system

byArthur Edmunds

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE OPEEATIVE TREATMENT OP TUBERCULOUS GLANDS IN THE NECK It will be convenient to consider first the operative procedure which should be undertaken in an uncomplicated case in which the glands affected are confined to the set along the great vessels of the neck and are still unattached to the skin, that is to say, in which complete removal is possible. A large variety of incisions have been suggested for the removal of tuberculous glands, the best of which are shown in the diagram. The incision for any particular case will have to be planned according to the requirements of that individual case, but there are certain general principles which must be borne in mind. Incisions parallel to the borders of the sterno-mastoid muscle are very frequently employed, but are inferior to those made at an angle with them. If the abdomen of a patient be examined after parturition, or after the removal of a large abdominal tumour, a number of lanceolate scar-like areas will be noticed--the well-known' lineae albicantes'. Although the tension has been uniform, these scar-like areas are distributed in distinct lines, their long axes running round the abdomen parallel to Poupart's ligament. This shows very clearly that the skin is not a uniform structure, but has definite lines of cleavage, which run around the body, roughly at right angles to its long axis. In the neck they correspond fairly well in direction to the folds of the skin which are produced when the neck is flexed. An incision made in the line of cleavage of the skin leaves a scar which is much less prominent than one made in any other direction. The scar, falling in the line of the fold of the neck, resembles a natural furrow, and this again makes the cosmetic results better. For the removal of a mass of ...
Title:Glandular enlargement and other diseases of the lymphatic systemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217219780

ISBN - 13:9780217219785