The following treatment will be found effective to heal less s...
Scarlet-fever Or Scarlatina
is an eruptive fever, produced by a peculiar contagious poiso...
Food And Mental Power
Unsuitable or ill-cooked food has a most serious effect on the...
The development of permanent injury to one or more valves o...
are: A fetid breath, with ulceration and sloughing of the thr...
The Frightening Heart
Heart disease is one of the major causes of death among North...
Colic Of Whatever Kind
Use A D current, pretty strong force. In severe cases, introd...
General Directions Of The Current
Negative affections, as a general rule, are best treated with...
We give this name to a trouble from which we have been able to...
The Relative Position Of The Deeper Organs Of The Thorax And Those Of The Abdomen
The size or capacity of the thorax in relation to that of the...
See Headache. ...
Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxi
A young man, aged 18, came to me with a painful swelling of t...
Constipation Of Bowels
This disease may proceed from either a negative condition--a ...
Taking A Laryngeal Specimen For Diagnosis
The diagnosis of carcinoma, sarcoma, and some other conditio...
The Temperature Of The Room However Should Be A Few Degrees
higher than in scarlatina, as none of these other eruptive dise...
The Nerves In The Skin
How We Tell Things from Touch, and Feel Heat and Cold and Pai...
Cold Affusions And Rubbing
After the pack, the patient is placed in an empty bathing or ...
During the process of healing, wounds often give a great deal ...
Smoking, a Senseless Habit. Smoking is the curious act of dra...
Deviation Of The Esophagus
Deviation of the esophagus may be marked in the presence of a...
Malignant Disease Of The Esophagus
Category: MALIGNANT DISEASE OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Cancer of the esophagus is a more prevalent disease than is commonly
thought. In the male it usually develops during the fourth and fifth
decades of life. There is in some cases the history of years of more
or less habitual consumption of strong alcoholic liquors. In the
female the condition often occurs at an earlier age than in the male,
and tends to run a more protracted course, preceeded in some cases by
years of precancerous dysphagia.
Squamous-celled epithelioma is the most frequent type of neoplasm. In
the lower third of the esophagus, cylindric cell carcinoma may be
found associated with a like lesion in the stomach. Sarcoma of the
esophagus is relatively rare (Bibliography 1, p. 449).
The sites of the lesion are those of physiologic narrowing of the
esophagus. The middle third is most frequently involved; and the lower
third, near the cardia, comes next in frequency. Cancer of the lower
third of the esophagus preponderates in men, while cancer of the upper
orifice is, curiously, more prevalent in women. The lesion is usually
single, but multiple lesions, resulting from implantation metastases
have been observed (Bibliography 1, p. 391). Bronchoesophageal fistula
from extension is not uncommon.