VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Stammering

This trouble is simply a loss of command of the vocal organs, ...

Extraction Of Open Safety-pins From The Esophagus

An open safety pin with the point down offers no particular ...

Animal Magnetism

Although curative attributes were ascribed to the magnet in...

Diet Economy In

Dr. Hutchison, one of our greatest authorities on the subject ...

Styptic Charms

Fancy can save or kill; it hath closed up wounds, when t...

Social/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting

Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide mo...

Torpid Reaction Asthenic

The more violent the contagious poison, and the weaker the or...

Belladonna

has great power as a local remedy in _Erysipelas_, to be appl...

Edematous Tracheobronchitis

This is chiefly observed in children. The most frequently en...

Neuralgia

If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to...

Pathology

The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the...

Etiology Pathology

If a chronic endocarditis has followed an acute condition, so...

Of Burns

The application of the lunar caustic in recent burns or scald...

Precautions To Be Observed

As long as compensation is complete, there are no medication ...

Treatment Of Compression Stenoses Of The Trachea

If the thymus be at fault, rapid amelioration of symptoms fo...

Bronchoscopes

The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube slanted at i...

Introduction Of The Bronchoscope

No one should do bronchoscopy until he is able to expose the ...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region

Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...

Children's Clothing

An infant's clothing should be soft, warm, and light in weight...

Pulse Counting The

Most valuable information as to the nature and progress of dis...



Symptoms





Category: MALIGNANT DISEASE OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

Malignant disease of the esophagus is rarely seen early,
because of the absence, or mildness, of the symptoms. Dysphagia, the
one common symptom of all esophageal disease, is often ignored by the
patient until it becomes so marked as to prevent the taking of solid
food; therefore, the onset may have the similitude of abruptness. Any
well masticated solid food can be swallowed through a lumen 5
millimeters in diameter. The inability to maintain the nutrition is
evidenced by loss of weight and the rapid development of cachexia.
When the stenosis becomes so severe that the fluid intake is limited,
rapid decline occurs from water starvation. Pain is usually a late
symptom of the disease. It may be of an aching character and referred
to the vertebral region or to the neck; or it may only accompany the
act of swallowing. Blood-streaked, regurgitated material, and the
presence of odor, are late manifestations of ulceration and secondary
infection. In some cases, constant oozing of blood from the ulcerated
area adds greatly to the cachexia. If the recurrent laryngeal nerves
are involved, unilateral or bilateral paralysis of the larynx may
complicate the symptoms by cough, dyspnea, aphonia, and possibly
septic pneumonia.





Next: Diagnosis

Previous: Malignant Disease Of The Esophagus



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 1239