A Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Diseases of Infancy and Childhood

A Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Diseases of Infancy and Childhood

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...in front, which is fastened on each corner. If the 1 Surg. Dis. Children, p. 248. Spinal brace (Taylor). disease is in the upper dorsal or cervical region, an apparatus is constructed for such cases with an attachment for sustaining the head; the effect and form of this attachment is that of a lever, acting backward to raise the head and neck. Spinal abscesses may find their way to the surface by very circuitous routes, and appear at unusual points quite unexpectedly. In general, however, they appear as lumbar, iliac, or psoas abscesses. They should be opened antiseptically as soon as discovered. By delay in operating, especially on iliac abscesses, they increase in size, involve new areas, impair the general health, and constantly menace the life of the patient. By opening them no danger of suppuration is incurred as formerly, but, on the contrary, the general health is improved and the carious process may be arrested. Operate as follows: The surfaces having been well cleaned and shaved and the operator's hands being disinfected, under irrigation with bichloride solution, 1:1(X)0, make a free incision through the overlying tissues into the abscess. If the abscess is iliac, the dissection must be more cautiously made. The cavity being exposed, cleanse it of all dead tissues and scrape off the granulations; now explore the cavity, and if the sinus leading to dead bone can be found, gently paas a Boft catheter along the track and carry it, if possible, to the abscess-cavity. Along that track it may be possible, especially in the lumbar and lower dorsal regions, to dissect a passage so as to give a full exposure of the carious vertebra and enable the operator to remove the dead bone and cleanse the cavity of all debris. If the carious cavity cannot...
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,070g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605284
  • 9781236605283