Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...
VALENTINE GREATRAKES was born at Affane, County of Waterford,...
Educate your eye and your fingers. Be sure you are right...
Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus
1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present wit...
The Effort Of Digestion
Digestion is a huge, unappreciated task, unappreciated becaus...
Many valuable lives have been saved by an elementary knowledge...
Entering The Bronchi
The lip of the bronchoscope should be turned in the directio...
Milk, Meat, And Other Protein Foods
Speaking of butter, how about milk? The dairy lobby is very p...
These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary, the other wh...
The Lookout Department
Why the Eyes, Ears, and Nose are Near the Mouth. If you had n...
Often inflammation occurs in the centre of, or beneath, a mass...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Autointoxication.  the accumulations on the bowel wall be...
Punctures Case Xi
Mrs. G. was bitten by a little dog on forefinger about a fort...
Tests Of Heart Strength
If both systolic and diastolic blood pressure are taken, and ...
Causes And Dangers Of Polluted Water
Wells--the Oldest Method of Supplying Water. It was long ago ...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Diagnosis.  In the United States, making a diagnosis impli...
See Pain. ...
Fever At Night
Frequently, in illness, a fever sets in as night approaches, a...
Roentgenray Study In Foreign Body Cases
Roentgenography.--All cases of chest disease should have the ...
Pulmonary Stenosis Pulmonary Obstruction
If stenosis is actually present in this location, the lesion ...
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and gastroscopy
are procedures in which the lower air and food passages are
inspected and treated by the aid of electrically lighted tubes
which serve as specula to manipulate obstructing tissues out of the
way and to bring others into the line of direct vision.
Illumination is supplied by a small tungsten-filamented, electric,
cold lamp situated at the distal extremity of the instrument in a
special groove which protects it from any possible injury during the
introduction of instruments through the tube. The bronchi and the
esophagus will not allow dilatation beyond their normal caliber;
therefore, it is necessary to have tubes of the sizes to fit
these passages at various developmental ages. Rupture or even
over-distention of a bronchus or of the thoracic esophagus is almost
invariably fatal. The armamentarium of the endoscopist must be
complete, for it is rarely possible to substitute, or to improvise
makeshifts, while the bronchoscope is in situ. Furthermore, the
instruments must be of the proper model and well made; otherwise
difficulties and dangers will attend attempts to see them.