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This trouble we may consider in three ways:--First, as the eff...
Care Of Instruments
The endoscopist must either personally care for his instrume...
Tuberculosis Of The Tracheobronchial Tree
The bronchoscopic study of tuberculosis is very interesting,...
Constipation Of Bowels
This disease may proceed from either a negative condition--a ...
Difficulties In The Introduction Of The Bronchoscope
The beginner may enter the esophagus instead of the trachea:...
(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers...
The Malignant Forms Of Scarlet-fever
are caused by the character of the epidemy, but, perhaps, mor...
Ulcers Case Xxii
J. Copeland, blacksmith, aged 38, came to me with many deep ...
Punctures Case Ii
Mrs. Middleton, aged 40, wounded her wrist, on the ulnar side...
Where There Is A Will There Is A Way!
I have been frequently compelled to resort to these milder ap...
Stokes Adams Disease Heart Block
Stokes-Adams disease, or the Stokes-Adams syndrome, is a name...
Croup More Serious Form
This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...
Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. shou...
Clinical Interpretation Of Pulse Tracings
A moment may be spent on clinical interpretation of pulse tra...
Mind In Disease
Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...
Diabetes A Kidney Disease
This disease occurs in two forms--diabetes insipidus and diab...
Punctures Case Ix
James Joynes, aged 12, was bitten by an ass, on each side of ...
See Child-bearing. ...
A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once. Any s...
The Rational Care Of Self
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Foreign bodies in the pleural cavity should be immediately removed.
The esophageal speculum inserted through a small intercostal incision
makes an excellent pleuroscope, its spatular tip being of particular
value in moving the lung out of the way. This otherwise dark cavity is
thus brilliantly illuminated without the necessity of making a large
flap resection, an important factor in those cases in which there is
no infection present. The pleura and wound may be immediately closed
without drainage, if the pleura is not infected. Excessive plus
pressure or pus may require reopening. In one case in which the author
removed a foreign body by pleuroscopy, healing was by first intention
and the lung filled in a few days. Drainage tubes that have slipped up
into the empyemic cavity are foreign bodies. They are readily removed
with the retrograde esophagoscope even through the smallest fistula.
The aspirating canal keeps a clear field while searching for the
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