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Article
February 13, 1897

PECULIARITIES OF THE SURGICAL DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE NECK.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY AND CLINICAL SURGERY, TULANE UNIVERSITY. NEW ORLEANS, LA.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(7):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440070021001h

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Abstract

Special tumors of the neck.  —The neck sometimes presents hernial tumors, already described. Also salivary calculi developed especially in the submaxillary gland.

Diagnosis and treatment of the tumors of the neck.  —Percussion discloses the nature of gaseous tumors; besides, pressure reduces them, violent respiratory efforts reproduce them; pneumatocele follows the respiratory movements. Exploring the swelling with needle and syringe will reveal the fluid or the solid nature of a tumor. The following are the liquid tumors which should not be extirpated: Liquid hematoma, and chronic abscess. Liquid hematoma follows blows or contusions, or punctured wounds or incised wounds, when the lips have lost their parallelism; they may be due to a cured aneurysm; they should be left alone unless they cause pressure symptoms or unless they are too long in dispersing; then they should be aspirated; they should be incised early, if they reproduce; they need disinfecting and a drainage

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