Medical ArticlesSymptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus
1. The time of inhalation of a foreign body may be unknown ...
Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus
The thoracic esophagus will be seen to expand during inspira...
Positive And Negative Manifestations
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...
Our Wonderful Coat
What the Skin Is. The skin is the most wonderful and one of t...
The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...
Bruises Case Xix
Robert Hill, aged 16, received a blow yesterday from a bone w...
To Prevent Colds
Keep the _arms_, _hands_ and _chest_ well clothed and warm. ...
I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Chole...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi
Compression of the trachea is most commonly caused by goiter...
Other Forms Of Rest
DO you hold yourself on the chair, or does the chair ...
Physical Signs In Esophageal Foreign Body
There are no constant physical signs associated with uncompli...
Strict aseptic technic must be observed in all endoscopic pr...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea
Decannulation in these cases can only follow the removal of ...
Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...
Ulcers Case Xxi
Mrs. Butcher, aged 52, has two ulcers a little above the oute...
See Hearing. ...
Breath And Nerve
Difficult breathing, especially in ascending a hill, is often ...
How the Eye is Made. Next in importance after the smell and t...
Benign Neoplasms Of The Esophagus
As a result of prolonged inflammation edematous polypi and gr...
There Is Neither A Specific Nor A Prophylactic To Be Relied On
All these different methods and remedies, and many others, ha...
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.