Atlas and Epitome of Diseases of the Skin

Atlas and Epitome of Diseases of the Skin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...tumors, rarely flat, and provided with a broad base; they feel doughy, tabulated, soft, or somewhat firm to the touch, and are invested with normal skin. They generally occur on the head and rump, but in some cases hundreds of varying size may be scattered over the entire body. (Hashimoto counted in one case as many as 4503 on different parts of the body.) The larger growths prove annoying owing to tension, interference with motion, and occasionally the occurrence of inflammation or even gangrene of the overlying integument. They are regarded as hyperplasias of the connective tissue, taking origin in the deeper layers of the corium or nerve sheaths (neurofibromata), and consist at first of gelatinoid, later on of fibrous connective, tissue. The vessels are contained in the pedicle. The skin adheres to the distal end of the growth, and consequently represents a pouch, in which the tumor is suspended. According to the tension and distortion which may exist, various changes in the glands and epithelial investment occasionally result, and owing to consequent inflammation, ulceration, and gangrene the tumor falls off. Spontaneous involution has also been observed. According to (iarre, about 12 per cent, of the multiple fibromata undergo sarcomatous degeneration. Hereditary predisposition is regarded as a causative factor, inasmuch as the tumors are frequently observed during early life. Hebra has pointed out that the patients usually are degenerates in body and mind. This is, however, not true for the majority of cases observed. Exceptionally the appearance of neurofibromata has been observed later in life (Marie and Bernard). The hard fibromata appear usually as single formations, mostly on the trunk, but also on almost any other part; they appear as...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613139
  • 9781236613134