The Proctologist and Gastroenterologist Volume 6

The Proctologist and Gastroenterologist Volume 6

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...4th. I believe that in some, if not many cases, an appendectomy should have been eliminated and a valvotomy done. Finally, valvotomy is a justifiable operation, as it frequently relieves obstipation and constipation; it often causes reflex and neurasthenic symptoms to disappear; frequently ameliorates and even cures pi octitis, and by virtue of the drainage it secures, lessens the tendency to toxemia of intestinal origin. DISCUSSION. Dr. James A. MaeMillan, of Detroit, Mich: I wish to say that I was much pleased with the paper. It seems to stun up in a sort of final way the statistics of that operation. Every procedure that is presented to our consideratiou--at least, every one that is as new as valvotomy---is vCr.v likely to receive an impetus at first that carries it beyond its legitimate field. As has already been said, I believe that nearly all of us have taken up valvotomy with an enthusiasm that probably did carry the operation beyond its legitimate indications. I feel particularly pleased that this subject has been presented on this good, sound foundation. Dr. Louis J. Hirschman, of Detroit, Mich.: I confess that in the early days of valvotomy I was an enthusiast; and what little satisfaction I get out of looking at my past experience with it is that I have now learned when not to do it. I still find a few cases that require it; but the longer I have practiced and the more valves I have examined, the fewer I have scen in proportion that required valvotomy. VVhen they did, however, they needed it badly. A great many cases of proctitis, particularly, on account of constant hyperemia and congestion, have an increased blood-supply and a deposit of fibrous tissue; and very often we find valves that are stiff enough, on this account, to...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759036
  • 9781236759030