The gastroscope is of the same construction as the esophagos...
Passing the cricopharyngeus is the most difficult part of es...
Various affections of the eyeball muscles cause this. To cure ...
Clinical Interpretation Of Pulse Tracings
A moment may be spent on clinical interpretation of pulse tra...
If a chronic endocarditis has followed an acute condition, so...
Independent aspirating tubes involve delay in their use as c...
Is now known to be conveyed by the bite of a certain kind of m...
Food In Illness
Light, easily digested food is of the first importance in many...
Butter, Margarine And Fats In General
Recently, enormous propaganda has been generated against eati...
The treatment under Glands, Swollen, should be followed. But b...
This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and...
The Malignant Forms Of Scarlet-fever
are caused by the character of the epidemy, but, perhaps, mor...
As so many times repeated, real pain must be stopped, and mor...
Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and gastrosc...
Cold baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who are s...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease Arrhythmia
While this terns really signifies irregularity and intermit...
Punctures Case Vi
A little boy, aged 12, received a stab by a penknife a few da...
In a variety of cases, more or less severe spasmodic pains are...
What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?
Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole bo...
Ulcers Case Xxiii
Mr. Marshall, aged 60, had a troublesome ulcer under the oute...
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Acute esophagitis calls for rest in bed, sterile liquid
food, and the administration of bismuth powder mentioned in the
paragraph on contraindications. An ice bag applied to the neck may
afford some relief. The mouth should be hourly cleansed with the
Dakin's solution 1 part
Cinnamon water 5 parts.
Emphysema unaccompanied by pyogenic processes usually requires no
treatment, though an occasional case may require punctures of the skin
to liberate the air. Gaseous emphysema and pus formation urgently
demand early external drainage, preferably behind the sternomastoid.
Should the pleura be perforated by sudden puncture pyo-pneumothorax is
inevitable. Prompt thoracotomy for drainage may save the patient's
life if the mediastinum has not also been infected. Foreign bodies
ulcerating through may reach the lung without pleural leakage because
of the sealing together of the visceral and parietal pleurae. In the
serious degrees of esophageal trauma, particularly if the pleura be
perforated, gastrostomy is indicated to afford rest of the esophagus,
and for alimentation. A duodenal feeding tube may be placed through an
esophagoscope passed into the stomach in the usual way through the
mouth, avoiding by ocular guidance the perforation into which a
blindly passed stomach tube would be very likely to enter, with
probably dangerous results.
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