Electro-Haemostasis in Operative Surgery

Electro-Haemostasis in Operative Surgery

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the touch. Physical Signs.--The physical signs vary in the different stages of the disease. At first the tumor is elastic and like a local oedema, except that it does not pit on pressure. After the blood has coagulated the parts are denser and slightly irregular or slightly nodular; discoloration of the skin occurs in twenty-four hours, or less. CEdema of the skin also occurs. Diagnosis.--In regard to the diagnosis, it may be said that pudendal hematocele can hardly be confounded with any of the diseases of the pudendum except pudendal hernia; but the mode of development and physical signs of the two affections are so unlike that the differentiation is easy. Causation.--The causes of pudendal haematocele are predisposing and exciting. Varicose conditions of the vessels, degeneration of the vessel walls, and marked engorgement from any cause which interrupts the venous circulation, render the vessels more susceptible to rupture when subjected to any injury. Pregnancy predisposes to rupture of the pudendal vessels, and labor is one of the most prominent of the exciting causes, but the present discussion of this affection is limited to causes occurring in the nonpuerperal state. The reader will find a very full account of this affection, as it occurs in labor, in a monograph by Prof. Fordyce Barker. In regard to the exciting causes of the affection, it may be said, in brief, they are always traumatic. Difficult labor, direct blows, are the usual means by which the vessels are ruptured; indirect injuries--from a fall, for instance--might produce rupture of the pudendal vessels, but I have not seen any case in which the injury was caused in that way. Treatment.--When the patient is seen while the bleeding is still going on, a free incision...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573579
  • 9781236573575