Towards the end of an autumn afternoon an elderly man with a thin face and grey Piccadilly weepers pushed open the swing-door leading into the vestibule of a certain famous library, and addressing himself to an attendant, stated that he believe... Read more of The Tractate Middoth at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Sciatica

This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the great i...

Mechanical Effect Of Each Pole

The mechanical effect of the forward end of the current, or t...

Lessons From Nutritional Anthropology

The next logical pair of questions are: how healthy could goo...

Priessnitz's Method The Wet-sheet-pack

a remedy which, alone, is worth the whole antiphlogistic, dia...

Weight Loss By Fasting

Loss of weight indicates, almost guarantees, that detoxificat...

Of Inflammation Of The Knee

Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stair...

Habit And Nervous Strain

PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When t...

Enlargement Of Liver

Take A D current, with medium force. Place N. P., some three ...

Throat Hoarseness

This is best treated by a good large BRAN POULTICE (see) on th...

Aortic Stenosis Aortic Obstruction

Valvular disease at the aortic orifice is much less common th...

Sunshine

Is a most valuable aid to health, acting as a physical and men...

Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever

In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...

Damp Beds

An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks, al...

Limbs Fractured

It is not always easy to say definitely whether a bone is brok...

Polarization Of The Circuit

I have said, in effect, a little above, that, while the curre...

Differential Diagnosis Of Laryngeal Growths In The Larynx Of Adults

Determination of the nature of the lesion in these cases usu...

Resume Of Emergency Tracheotomy

The following notes should be memorized. 1. Essentials: Kn...

Of Whitlow

The lunar caustic is very useful in the treatment of this pai...

Violent Reaction Sthenic

If both, the contagious poison and the organism, are very str...

Scarlatina Miliaris

Sometimes the red patches of the rash are covered with small ...



Physical Signs Of Tracheal Foreign Body





Category: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

If fixed in the trachea the only objective sign of foreign body may be
a wheezing respiration, the site of which may be localized with the
stethoscope, by the intensity of the sound. Movable foreign bodies may
produce a palpatory thrill, and the rumble and sudden stop can be
heard with the stethoscope and often with the naked ear. The lungs
will show equal aeration, but there may be marked dyspnea without the
indrawing of the fossae, if the object be of large size and located
below the manubrium.

To the peculiar sound of the sudden subglottic, expiratory or bechic
arrest of the foreign body the author has given the name audible
slap; when felt by the thumb on the trachea he calls it the
palpatory thud. These signs can be produced by no condition other
than the arrest of some substance by the subglottic taper. Once heard
and felt they are unmistakable.





Next: Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body

Previous: Foreign Bodies In The Larynx



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1008