Monthly Archive:: September 2015
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 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.
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,
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
26 Sep 15
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
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
20 Sep 15
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
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
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
Herniae, or ruptures, of the abdominal wall are of several types.