Monthly Archive:: September 2015

Tumors of the gynecological system

Tumors of the gynecological system may be benign or malignant and may occur in any por­tion, but several sites are seen in much greater frequency than others. The skin covering of the vulva is subject to the

Inflammations of the Gynecological System

Inflammations of the gynecological system may involve any part. Vulvitis is an infection of the outer geni­talia which may stem from poor hygiene or spe­cific contact infections. Medical treatment usu­ally corrects.

Surgery relating to pregnancy

In more recent years, excellent literature for the laity has been published on all phases of obstetrics, parturition (birth), and postnatal (postpartum) care. A complete treatise of ob­stetrics is not within the scope of this book; however,

Diseases and operations on the urinary tract

Congenital Abnormalities Congenital abnormalities of the kidney are not uncommon. Abnormal blood vessels enter­ing the hilus of the kidney may crowd the col­lecting pelvis and the ureter to obstruct the uri­nary flow. Occasionally a small or deformed

Surgical diseases of the lymphatic system

Lymphangitis is an acute inflammation of the lymphatic channels, usually arising from an infected lesion from which the vessel drains. In the case of an infected wound on the hand, for example, there may be seen the

Diseases of the rectum and anus

Fecal Impaction. Fecal impaction is the for­mation of a hard bolus of digestive residues which cannot be expelled. This occurs frequently in patients who are bedridden and particularly in the aged. It occurs in states of dehydration

Common operations on the digestive tract

Esophagoscopy is the insertion of a tubular instrument for direct visualization of the inside of the esophagus. This is a common diagnostic procedure performed under local (topical) or general anesthesia. This is done with the patient lying

Diseases of the digestive tract

There are a variety of disease conditions which affect the digestive tract. Some of these will necessitate surgical treatment. This system is sub­ject to inflammatory, neoplastic, congenital, and traumatic abnormalities. There are a few conditions which are

How Does Digestion Work

The digestive system modifies the foods which are eaten so that they may be absorbed and dis­tributed throughout the body for heat and en­ergy and for growth and repair. This modification of the foods is essentially a

Types of Hernias

Herniae, or ruptures, of the abdominal wall are of several types.