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

Teething Of Children

Affections arising from teething of children, are often of a ...

Haemorrhage

See Bleeding; Wounds. ...

Direct Laryngoscopy Adult Patient

Before starting, every detail in regard to instrumental equi...

The Three Great Classes Of Food-fuel

Food is Fuel. Now what is the chief quality which makes one k...

Haemorrhoids Piles

If the case be recent, take the B D current; if old, take A D...

Rheumatism Chronic

Use the A D current always in rheumatic affections. If there ...

Lungs Congestion Of The

Treatment as below. Read preceding and succeeding articles. ...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

Doctors. [1] In the matter of disease and healing, the peopl...

Poisoning Blood

Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...

Symptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus

1. The time of inhalation of a foreign body may be unknown ...

Nicotine (tobacco)

Emetic; stimulate and keep warm; keep patient lying down. ...

Punctures Case I

A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size ...

Children's Limbs

Frequently a failure of some kind shows itself in the limbs of...

A Rampaging Infection

At the age of 40, John, an old bohemian client of mine, came ...

The Central Point Of The Circuit

The central point of the circuit--that point which divides be...

Racks From Lifting

See Muscular Pains; Sprains. ...

Perversions In The Guidance Of The Body

SO evident are the various, the numberless perversion...

Sunshine

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

Anatomy Of Larynx Trachea Bronchi And Esophagus Endoscopically Considered

The larynx is a cartilaginous box, triangular in cross-sectio...

Boils

The following treatment will be found effective to heal less s...



Tuberculosis Of The Tracheobronchial Tree





Category: BRONCHOSCOPY IN DISEASES OF THE TRACHEA AND BRONCHI
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

The bronchoscopic study
of tuberculosis is very interesting, but only a few cases justify
bronchoscopy. The subglottic infiltrations from extensions of
laryngeal disease are usually of edematous appearance, though they are
much more firm than in ordinary inflammatory edema. Ulcerations in
this region are rare, except as direct extensions of ulceration above
the cord. The trachea is relatively rarely involved in tuberculosis,
but we may have in the trachea the pale swelling of the early stage of
a perichondritis, or the later ulceration and all the phenomena
following the mixed pyogenic infections. These same conditions may
exist in the bronchi. In a number of instances, the entire lumen of
the bronchus was occluded by cheesy pus and debris of a peribronchial
gland which had eroded through. As a rule, the mucosa of tuberculosis
is pale, and the pallor is accentuated by the rather bluish streak of
vessels, where these are visible. Erosion through of peri-bronchial or
peri-tracheal lymph masses may be associated with granulation tissue,
usually of pale color, but occasionally reddish; and sometimes oozing
of blood is noticed. A most common picture in tuberculosis is a
broadening of the carina, which may be so marked as to obliterate the
carina and to bulge inward, producing deformed lumina in both bronchi.
Sometimes the lumina are crescentic, the concavity of the crescent
being internal, that is, toward the median line. Absence of the normal
anterior and downward movement of the carina on deep inspiration is
almost pathognomonic of a mass at the bifurcation, and such a mass is
usually tuberculous, though it may be malignant, and, very rarely,
luetic. The only lesion visible in a tuberculous case may be
cicatrices from healed processes. In a number of cases there has been
a discharge of pus coming from the upper-lobe bronchus.

[Fig. 96.--The author's tampons for pulmonary hemostasis by
bronchoscopic tamponade. The folded gauze is 10 cm. long; the braided
silk cord 60 cm. long.]





Next: Hemoptysis

Previous: Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree



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 1435