Publications from the Laboratories of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital Volume 2

Publications from the Laboratories of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...pole or the middle of the kidney may be involved. In the former case one extremity, and in the latter both, may retain the renal outline and structure. The external surface of the tumor is lobulated by depressed bands of the capsule. The color is usually grayish-red or yellow, the latter predominating, but' often there are brown or bluish, or even black areas, due to the presence in the tumors of small or massive hemorrhages. The tumor may be firm, but in many of the larger growths the projecting masses are softened, in some instances being almost cyst-like in consistency. Incision of the tumor reveals surfaces corresponding closely to the external appearance in color and in lobula tion. Masses within alveoli formed by the fibrous stroma may be so soft as to project, and even detach themselves from the surrounding tissue. The tumor is generally sharply outlined from any remaining renal structure by a distinct band of firm fibrous tissue. Hemorrhages into the tumors are exceedingly common and areas of softening, due to degenerative changes, are also frequently present. Targett38 found in one of his cases, on the lower and outer surface of the kidney, a yellowish body the size and shape of a finger-nail. The capsule was split and through the lower part the adrenal tissue extended into the kidney. Conversely a few convoluted tubules passed into the adrenal structure. His second case was one of a tumor two inches in diameter. Thorndike and Cunningham9 report three cases. They say the outline of the tumor is usually that of the kidney. It is commonly either encapsulated within the kidney or is situated immediately beneath the renal capsule. Eurich39 found congenital atrophy of the kidney, the upper pole of which was two inches from the adrenal. more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517318
  • 9781236517319