A Treatise on the Hydrocele, on Sarcocele, or Cancer, and Other Diseases of the Testes
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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...should be provided with a flat trocar, of the form and size represented in plate iv. fig. 3. together with a bag of of resina elastiea, fitted with a pipe, repra? sented in the same plate, fig. i. The pipe should be somewhat longer than the eanula (c)f the trocar, so as to pass about an eighth part of an inch beyond it. If longer than this, it might injure the testis; and whea Ihcrter, the liquid does not pass so easily. The quantity of liquid to be injected should be gently warmed, and put into the bag before the operation is begun. The patient being laid in a horizontal posture, either upon his bed or on a table, and secured in the usual way by assistants, the water should be drawn entirely off from the tumor, by passing the trocar into the anterior, and most depending part es it. The operator, securing the canula of the trocar with his left hand, is now, with his right, to pass the tube of the injection bag entirely through it. and with gentle pressure, to force as much of the liquid 6 which which it contains into the cavity of the tunica vaginalis, as may be necessary for easily reaching every part of it, as well as the whole surface of the testis. The bag should now be removed, taking care to leave the tube within the canula of the trocar, so that, by turning the stop-cock, the liquid may be retained in the cavity of the tumor. The surgeon should still keep the canula of the trocar fixed, otherwise it might recede, by which the liquid would insinuate into the cellular substance of the scrotum, and in this manner do mischief. He should also, with very gentle pressure, make the liquid pass to every part of the cavity, during the time it is retained in it; and, at the end of four minutes, it should be entirely discharged through the.
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