These will be found treated under the various heads of Colds, ...
How To Conquer Consumption
Different Forms of Tuberculosis. The terrible disease tubercu...
The Relative Position Of The Superficial Organs Of The Thorax And Abdomen
In the osseous skeleton, the thorax and abdomen constitute a ...
See Rash. ...
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...
The Use Of Forceps In Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction
Two different strengths of forceps are supplied, as will be s...
Heat And Weakness
We have over and over again shown in these papers how heat pas...
See Abscess. ...
A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once. Any s...
Thumb Bruised And Broken
Frequently a tradesman will strike the thumb or finger a serio...
For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child, hold...
The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on...
Inspection of the hypopharynx and upper esophagus is readily...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi
Compression of the trachea is most commonly caused by goiter...
This acid is found in persons of a gouty tendency, such tenden...
Other Forms Of Rest
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AS far as we make circumstances guides and not limitations, t...
Inflammation Of The Brain
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If the patient is weak, the circulation depressed, the blood ...
Category: DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
This is usually of traumatic or cauterant origin. If severe or
extensive, all the symptoms described under Rupture of the Esophagus
may be present. The endoscopic appearances are unmistakable to anyone
familiar with the appearance of mucosal inflammations. The pale,
bluish pink color of the normal mucosa is replaced by a deep-red
velvety swollen appearance in which individual vessels are invisible.
After exudation of serum into the tissues, the color may be paler and
in some instances a typical edema may be seen. This may diminish the
lumen temporarily. Folds of swollen mucosa crowd into the lumen if the
inflammation is intense. These folds are sometimes demonstrable in the
roentgenogram by the bismuth or barium in the creases between which
the prominence of the folds show as islands as beautifully
demonstrated by David R. Bowen in one of the author's cases. If the
inflammation is due to corrosives, a grayish exudate may be visible
early, sloughs later.
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