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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... of the echinococci may be found. In medullary sarcoma of the liver the constitutional symptoms are well marked, the emaciation is extreme, and the pain severe. The exploring needle will probably evacuate only a few drops of blood and a cancerous juice, in which may be observed caudate multi-nucleate cells. PATTY LIVEB. This is a frequent accompaniment of pulmonary phthisis and fatty disease of other organs, and has been observed in syphilis, and after death from typhus fever, variola, etc. It frequently results from chronic alcoholism. Pathology.--In its normal condition the liver contains a certain amount of oil; but in this disease the hepatic cells are crammed with oil-globules, and their nuclei are obscured or disappearing. The edges of the liver are round and greasy to the touch, the whole gland being of a pale fawn-color. The morbid process appears to commence in the circumference exterior to the lobules, and to spread towards their centre. The normal weight of the liver being 4 this condition it may even exceed 12 lbs. Diagnosis.--The organ is uniformly enlarged, and it feels rather soft and smooth. There is no pain or tenderness on pressure in the right hypochondrium or epigastrium. The complexion is pasty, the skin is bloodless, resbmbling fine polished ivory, and there is constipation or diarrhoea; haemorrhoids, and anaemia, and occasionally ascites, may be present. There is no jaundice, no albuminuria, nor dropsy. The spleen is not usually enlarged. LABDACEOUS LIVER. Pathology.--The substance of the organ is hard, like wax, giving a brown staining when tincture of iodine is applied to the tissue. The structure of the gland is converted into dense matter, and the abolition of its functions is occasioned by the destruction...
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