The Proctologist and Gastroenterologist Volume 4

The Proctologist and Gastroenterologist Volume 4

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...young as two years of age. In young infants long continued tight binding may be the cause of the distention of the hemorrhoidal veins. As in adults, constipation, with the straining induced thereby is an important factor in the production of hemorrhoids in older children, especially in those over three years of age. Diarrhea, tumors in the abdomen, or an enlarged liver may also be causes. In the constipation of infants and young children little thought is ever given to other reasons than improper diet or alimentary disturbances as agents in its production. Yet the condition may be due to a voluntary resistance to defecation for fear of the pain caused by a painful fissure or by inflamed hemorrhoids. In the neWb01'fl =1" imperforate anus, or a congenital stenosis of the anus or rectum, or both, are essential causes. It may also be due to an intussusception Palpable per anum, some rectal growth. or even a hardened fecal mass. Grey, in the British Medical fournal of February 18, 1905. has reported a case of a child of 13% years, who for 11 years had evacua: tions at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks. On examination the sphincter 3111 was found firmly contracted and the rectum distended with a large fecal mass which was hard and firm. This retained material weighed 29% pounds, and was practically one-third of the child's body weight Malignant growths of the rectum, while rare, are occasi0na1l' found in children. There have been reported within the past few Years, by Rona, several cases of cancer in youths; bl' Micham" a case of scirrhus in a child of 13 years; by Rountree, a sarcoma of the 1'_6Ctum in a boy of ten. Gant has compiled thirteen cases, two of vll1centsh are his own, whose ages ranged from 6 to 1
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698787X
  • 9781236987877