The diseases of the rectum by Richard QuainThe diseases of the rectum by Richard Quain

The diseases of the rectum

byRichard Quain

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... indications of disturbance in the lower part of the intestine. Moreover, the position of the cancersubstance at its original seat--in contact with the serous coat of the bowel, may serve to account for the extension of the disease along the peritoneum, or the cellular membrane behind it; while that connection of the cancer with the peritoneum explains the occurrence of dropsy of the abdomen. In connection with the foregoing case I may make brief allusion to another recorded by Mr. Busk, in which the cancerous matter deposited outside the muscular coat of the rectum, formed a stricture and ended in acute peritonitis. III. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE CASES. We are now arrived at the third division of our subject, wherein the facts narrated in the previous cases are to be arranged into a continuous history of the disease. The character and progress of the cancerous growth in the bowel as well as its effects on near and more distant organs; the influence the disease has on the patient--the general symptoms; together with the diagnosis and treatment, will successively come under consideration. The preparation was taken from a boy, aged sixteen, who had died from acute peritonitis. The stricture was situate about three or four inches from the anus. It was very tight, and was accompanied with ulceration of the mucous membrane. The stricture was occasioned by a large deposit of medullary carcinoma, external to the muscular fibres of the gut.--1 Proceedings of the Pathological Society,' 1846-7. The local disease.--The facts having reference to the condition of the local malady in various stages of its growth, as exhibited in the cases which I consider illustrative of the ordinary forms of cancer of the rectum (cases G8 to 78 inclusive), may be recapitulate...
Title:The diseases of the rectumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217382967

ISBN - 13:9780217382960