Diseases of the Nose and Throat

Diseases of the Nose and Throat

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... the local application of cocaine may, in the latter stages, afford a certain measure of relief. Chondroma Of The Naso-phahtnx. This non-malignant disease is so exceedingly rare that only mere mention of it will be necessary. The symptoms are those of ordinary stenosis. There may also be occasional attacks of headache and also of syncope. Post-nasal examination reveals the presence of a hard, dense, whitish growth. Microscopical examination of segments show the cartilaginous character of the neoplasm. There is no tendency to malignancy. Surgical operation will be required for removal. There should be no return of the disease. Foreign Bodies. Sometimes, though rarely, foreign bodies become lodged in the naso-pharynx. Although they produce symptoms, they may remain for years before they are discovered. The two following are interesting cases and worthy of note: --E. Patterson (Journal of Laryngology, May, 1899) reports a foreign body impacted in the naso-pharynx for four years. This was a metal regulator of an infant's feeding-bottle. It was removed from a child, aged 6 years, suffering from otorrhoea of the left side, with foetid discharge from left nostril. There was also complete nasal stenosis, and something could be distinguished in the post-pharynx on looking through the left nasal passage. Under anaesthesia a hard mass was discovered and removed from the naso-pharynx, and was found to be the body mentioned, thickly coated with phosphates. The history obtained was that, when the child was fifteen months old, while playing with a regulator it suddenly showed difficulty of breathing. This was relieved by suspending the head downward. From that time nasal breathing became obstructed, and the child's health suffered. At various times subsequently..show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665241X
  • 9781236652416