Transactions of the Pathological Society of London. Volume Eighth

Transactions of the Pathological Society of London. Volume Eighth

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...subject in Guy's Hospital, was found a loose body in the abdomen resembling those which have before been exhibited to the Society. It was in contact with the small intestine, and was on the left side of the body. It consisted of a hard substance, about the size and shape of a bean, having a rounded surface, and to one side was attached a filament of cellular tissue, about half an inch in length, whose other end was free. On making a section of it, the exterior was found to be composed of a firm, tough, and fibrous coat which surrounded the body, and was not above the one-twentieth of an inch in thickness. The interior was composed of a soft yellow matter, crossed by harder whitish bands connected with the capsule. Under the microscope the exterior presented the ordinary appearance of areolar tissue, but was difficult to tear. The interior consisted, also, of bands of areolar fibres, containing distinct vessels, and surrounded by evident fat cells; besides these there were shreds of membranes covered with granules, which became more distinct after the fat was removed by ether. At the time this loose body was found, another was discovered also in a dissecting-room subject, which exactly corresponded to it, but was developed within one of the appendices epiploica;. It was a hard oval body, rather smaller than the one just described, being about the size of a large pea, and presenting a slight depression in the centre; it was connected to the intestine by a pedicle of peritoneum, which formed part of the attachment of an appendix epiploica, so that the tumour seemed to grow from the side of this structure. On making a section there was first, a firm fibrous coat; secondly, a continuous earthy coat, cutting like bone, and, thirdly, a yellowish, ..show more

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