There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One is conge...
Burns Case Xxxv
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Normal Blood Pressure For Adults
Woley [Footnote: Woley, II. P.: The Normal Variation of the S...
Chloroform Or Ether (inhaled)
Fresh air. Pull tongue forward, and begin artificial respirati...
When soft, friable substances, such as a bolus of meat, beco...
Philosophy Of Disease And Cure
In every part of the animal economy, polar derangements in th...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease
With the strennousness of this era, this disease or conditi...
Instruments For Direct Laryngoscopy
In undertaking direct laryngoscopy one must always be prepar...
Mild Reaction Erethic
If the poison is not virulent, and the body of the patient in...
This symptom or affection, (if it can be classed as a disease...
Anything which tends to increase the acidity of the tissues a...
Positive And Negative Manifestations
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...
Sudden attacks of this, though in a mild form, are very troubl...
This trouble is rather a symptom than a disease. It rises from ...
Hepatization Of Lungs
Take A D current, pretty strong force. Treat in front, over t...
Often inflammation occurs in the centre of, or beneath, a mass...
Essentials Of A Successful, Safe Fast
1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventil...
Interpretation Of Tracings
The interpretation of the arterial tracing shows that the nea...
The Surgical Form Of The Deep Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves
While the human cervix is still extended in surgical position...
Symptoms Of Laryngeal Foreign Body
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Complications Following Esophagoscopy
Category: INTRODUCTION OF THE ESOPHAGOSCOPE
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
These are to be avoided in
large measure by the exercise of gentleness, care, and skill that are
acquired by practice. If the instructions herein given are followed,
esophagoscopy is absolutely without mortality apart from the
conditions for which it is done.
Injury to the crico-arytenoid joint may simulate recurrent paralysis.
Posticus paralysis may occur from recurrent or vagal pressure by a
misdirected esophagoscope. These conditions usually recover but may
persist. Perforation of the esophageal wall may cause death from
septic mediastinitis. The pleura may be entered,--pyopneumothorax will
result and demand immediate thoracotomy and gastrostomy. Aneurysm of
the aorta may be ruptured. Patients with tuberculosis, decompensating
cardiovascular lesions, or other advanced organic disease, may have
serious complications precipitated by esophagoscopy.
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