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April 14, 1888

ŒSOPHAGOTOMY FOR FOREIGN BODIES.

JAMA. 1888;X(15):464-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400410020005

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Abstract

Professor Cacciopoli, of Naples, performed the 13th extirpation of the larynx in Italy—for sarcoma of the larynx.

In the Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Bd. xxv, S. 565,1887, Georg Fischer, of Hanover, published a list of 80 cases of cesophagotomy for foreign bodies, with remarks on the general indications as to treatment. He has recently (Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Bd. xxvii, S. 273, 1888), republished his list, stricken out one case, and added 29 published and unpublished cases, making a total of 108 cases from which to draw conclusions. Of these Germany furnishes 26, Great Britain 20, North America 19, Austria 12, France 10, Italy and Russia 10 each, Denmark 3, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland 2 each, and Spain and Asia 1 each. Of 100 cases 67 were male and 33 female. In 6 cases the foreign bodies stuck in a stricture of the œsophagus, 5 of these in Billroth's clinic,

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