Take B D current, moderate force. Treat exactly as in spermat...
Diffuse Dilatation Of The Esophagus
This is practically always due to stagnation ectasia, which i...
See Towels, Cold Wet. ...
Water For Drinking
Every care should be taken to have drinking water absolutely p...
I have been treating several hundred cases of eruptive fevers...
We feel urged, in first considering this sore and very common ...
Esophagoscopy For Foreign Body
The Surgical Dissection Of The First Second Third And Fourth Layers Of The Inguinal Region In Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
The common integument or first layer of the inguino-femoral r...
Mind In Disease
Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...
As mentioned above the anterior commissure laryngoscope and ...
Diet And Corpulence
A tendency to obesity should always be carefully checked by at...
is valuable as a _palliative_ upon cancerous tumors. As a _cu...
No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of ...
Version Of A Safety Pin
A safety pin of very small size may be turned over in a dire...
The lunar caustic is very useful in the treatment of this pai...
Foreign Bodies In The Stomach
Gastroscopy is indicated in cases of a foreign body that ref...
Stokes Adams Treatment
The treatment of true Stokes-Adams disease is unsuccessful. I...
Prolapsus Uteri Falling Of The Womb
Take the B D current, of good medium force, and give general ...
Complete Recovery Of The Seriously Ill
Its a virtual certainty that to fully recover, a seriously il...
Although curative attributes were ascribed to the magnet in...
Category: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
The lodgement of foreign bodies in the esophagus is
1. The shape of the foreign body (disc-shaped, pointed, irregular).
2. Resiliency of the object (safety pins).
3. The size of the foreign body.
4. Narrowing of the esophagus, spasmodic or organic, normal, or
5. Paralysis of the normal esophageal propulsory mechanism.
The lodgement of a bolus of ordinary food in the esophagus is strongly
suggestive of a preexisting narrowing of the lumen of either a
spasmodic or organic nature; a large bolus of food, poorly masticated
and hurriedly swallowed, may, however, become impacted in a perfectly
Carelessness is the cause of over 80 per cent of the foreign bodies in
the esophagus (see Bibliography, 29).
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