Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; A Manual for Undergraduates

Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; A Manual for Undergraduates

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...slight. Instead of this the lower part of the membrane is slightly yellow, the lustre is diminished and-the density is increased. This appearance is due to the fluid, and sometimes we see a sharp line crossing the drum transversely and marking the upperllevel of the fluid. Movement of the head may cause a change in the direction of this line. When inflation is practised the air bubbles are sometimes visible. Upon examining the hearing we find diminished air conduction both for sharp sounds and for the conversational voice and for whispered speech. The tuning fork on the middle line is heard better on the affected side. Prognoszk'.--It is the exception for the parts to return to the normal condition without treatment. Chronic otitis media is likely to result. Treatmem'.--In the acute stage the measures already mentioned for the relief of tubal catarrh are to be adopted. In addition we have to deal with the congestion in the tympanum and with the effusion when it is present. For the latter we must secure its absorption or its exit by mechanical means. To relieve the congestion local blood letting is the most effective treatment. If from two to four ounces of blood be drawn from in front of the tragus the symptoms usually disappear. This should be followed by inflation, which tends to prevent effusion taking place. When effusion is present we may evacuate by an incision through the drum or try to promote its removal through the eustachian tube. The latter plan may be tried first, the frequent inflation of the cavity with medicated vapors and the use of astringents on the mouth of the tube, tend to keep it patulous and so promote drainage of the fluid. If it does not pass off in this way in fourteen days at the most, then the...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679429X
  • 9781236794291