Clinical Lectures on Diseases of Women

Clinical Lectures on Diseases of Women

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...Of Tiie Disease. The disease has received different names from the authors who have written anything regarding it. There are many notices of it in French literature, and by French authors it is generally spoken of as Retro-uterine Haematocele. Others call it Peri-metrine and Peri-uterine Haematocele, from the fact that it is not confined in position to the cellular tissue lying behind the uterus, although that is its chosen seat. It is spoken of, again, as Pelvic Thrombus by others, because the swelling is of the same nature as the surgical thrombus sometimes seen in the labia pudendi, as a result of injury to some of the vessels there. Here, we have been in the habit of speaking of it as Pelvic Haematoma, because that name expresses simply what the disease in reality is, viz., a blood-tumour or effusion in the cellular tissue of the pelvis; and that you may be able to understand its nature, and to recognize the disease when it comes before you in practice, let me proceed to tell you something of the manner in which it seems to be produced, or to tell you, in other words, what is known regarding The Pathological Anatomy And Pathology Of The Disease. It occurs, let me first of all remark, sometimes in puerperal women, but more frequently we meet with it in non-puerperal females, and altogether unconnected with the parturient process. It is seen in patients of all ages; but is more frequent about the age of thirty, according to my experience, than at any other period of life. The disease seems to be usually produced by the rupture of one of the veins or arteries that supply the ovary, and pass to it between the layers of the broad ligament. The blood escaping from the ruptured and sometimes varicose vessel, infiltrates into the cellular tissue of...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648196
  • 9781236648198