|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesThe Stiffening Rods Of The Body-machine
What Bones Are. The bones are not the solid foundation and fr...
These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary, the other wh...
Ulcers Case Xxvii
Mrs. Wakefield, aged 36, had an extensive ulceration with exc...
Diverticulum Of The Esophagus
Diverticula may, and usually do, consist in a pouching by her...
Essentials Of A Successful, Safe Fast
1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventil...
Other Sequels Dropsy &c
Beside the ulceration of glands and deafness, some of the seq...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Structures Of The Male Perinaeum
The median line of the body is marked as the situation where ...
The nervous system of children is often damaged by shock or fr...
Auricular Fibrillation Diagnosis
If the pulse is intermittent and there is apparently a heart ...
This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to a sta...
Nephritis Inflammation Of Kidneys
1. Acute. If the urinary secretion be reddish and scant, with...
Do Not Hurry
HOW can any one do anything well while in a constant ...
How the Eye is Made. Next in importance after the smell and t...
The simplest, best, and safest source of current is a double...
Direct Laryngoscopy In Diseases Of The Larynx
The diagnosis of laryngeal disease in young children, impossi...
Anchoring The Foreign Body Against The Tube Mouth
If withdrawal be made a bimanual procedure it is almost cert...
Probably most acute infections cause more or less myocarditis...
Dysmenorrhea Painful Menstruation
If the disease be occasioned by uterine displacement, obstruc...
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright...
Take A D or B D current, full medium force. Treat with N. P. ...
Diffuse Dilatation Of The Esophagus
Category: DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
This is practically always due to stagnation ectasia, which is
invariably associated with either organic or spasmodic stricture,
existing at the time of observation or at some time prior thereto. The
dilating effect of the repeatedly accumulated food results in a
permanent enlargement, so that the esophagus acts as the reservoir of
a large funnel with a very small opening. When food is swallowed the
esophagus fills, and the contents trickle slowly through the opening.
Gases due to fermentation increase the distension and cause substernal
pressure, discomfort, and belching. A very large dilatation of the
thoracic esophagus indicates spastic stenosis. Cicatricial stenoses do
not result in such large dilatations and the dilatation above a
malignant stenosis is usually slight, probably because of its
relatively shorter duration.
The treatment of diffuse esophageal dilatation consists in dilating
the diaphragmatic pinchcock that is, the hiatal esophagus. Chronic
esophagitis is to be controlled by esophageal lavage, the regulation
of the diet to liquefiable foods and the administration of bismuth
subnitrate. The patient can be taught to do the lavage. The local
esophagoscopic application of a small quantity of a 25 per cent watery
solution of argyrol may be required for the static esophagitis. The
redundancy probably never disappears; but functional and subjective
cures are usually obtainable.
Next: Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus
Previous: Compression Stenosis Of The Esophagus