Glandular Enlargement And Other Diseases Of The Lymphatic System

Paperback | May 12, 2012

byArthur Edmunds

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ...therefore a natural tendency towards recovery, and if the patient can be put under good good hygienic conditions recovery can usually be obtained. The possibility of recovery in this way was well shown in the following case: A young man aged twenty-one, who had led a comparatively sedentary life, had several attacks of acute abdominal pain, which were diagnosed, accurately, as the event showed, to be due to appendicitis. A puzzling feature of the case, however, was that just at the outer border of the right rectus, a tumour about the size of a fist could be felt, well above the tender area around McBurney's point. This tumour was not connected with the anterior abdominal wall, did not move on respiration, and was slightly attached to the posterior abdominal wall. The abdomen was opened at the outer wall of the right rectus, the appendix was brought up into the wound, seen to be obviously diseased, and excised. The tumour was found to be a mass of glands, probably tuberculous, situated in the ascending meso-colon, to which portion of the bowel it was intimately adherent; the condition presented a very close parallel to that which occurs in the case of enlarged cervical glands; that is to say, there was a chronic source of irritation in the shape of the appendix, and very probably also some tuberculous ulceration of the large intestine. It was perfectly obvious that any attempt to remove the tuberculous mass without excising a considerable length of the ascending colon was impracticable, and accordingly, after the appendix had been removed, the abdomen was closed, in the hope that removal of the chronic irritation which had been obtained by the incision of the appendix, combined with general hygienic treatment, would result in a disappearance of the mass. The...

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ...therefore a natural tendency towards recovery, and if the patient can be put under good good hygienic conditions recovery can us...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217219810

ISBN - 13:9780217219815

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