|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesUnfavorable Symptoms
are: A fetid breath, with ulceration and sloughing of the thr...
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...
This disease consists in a looseness of the bowels, generally...
Decannulation in neoplastic cases depends upon the nature of...
It is sometimes desired to make traction on an irregularly s...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
Punctures Case Ix
James Joynes, aged 12, was bitten by an ass, on each side of ...
Consumption Prevention Of
This most insidious and deadly disease is caused by a tiny veg...
These are often piled on the front of the body, while the far ...
Removal Of Double Pointed Tacks
If the tack or staple be small, and lodged in a relatively l...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Structures Of The Male Perinaeum
The median line of the body is marked as the situation where ...
A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries which ma...
This disease is a most difficult one to deal with, and any hea...
Tuberculosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal tuberculosis is not commonly met, but is probably ...
WHEN we face the matter squarely and give it careful ...
A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once. Any s...
Convulsions Of Children - Fits
These generally occur, either from the irritation of worms, o...
On The Adherent Eschar
It appears scarcely necessary to describe the immediate and w...
The Use Of The Will
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be t...
Pimples On The Face
See Face. ...
Site Of Lodgement
Category: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Almost all foreign bodies are arrested in the
cervical esophagus at the level of the superior aperture of the
thorax. A physiologic narrowing is present at this level, produced in
part by muscular contraction, and mainly by the crowding of the
adjacent viscera into the fixed and narrow upper thoracic aperture. If
dislodged from this position the foreign body usually passes downward
to be arrested at the next narrowing or to pass into the stomach. The
esophagoscopist who encounters the difficulty of introduction at the
cricopharyngeal fold expects to find the foreign body above the fold.
Such, however, is almost never the case. The cricopharyngeus muscle
functionates in starting the foreign body downward as if it were food;
but the narrowing at the upper thoracic aperture arrests it because
the esophageal peristaltic musculature is feeble as compared to the
powerful inferior constrictor.