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February 20, 1897

PECULIARITIES OF THE SURGICAL DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE NECK.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(8):362-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440080028002j

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Abstract

PECULIARITIES OF THE SURGICAL DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE INFRAHYOID REGION. 

Congenital malformations.  —It is in the lower part of the region that the orifices of the bronchial congenital fistulæ of the neck are most frequently met, near the head of the clavicle; they may also be met in the thyro-hyoid region. Median fistulæ below the larynx exist but their internal orifice is always pharyngeal, not tracheal. Median thyro-hyoid fistulæ also exist, but they are always secondary, resulting from the rupture of a cyst; there exists only one positively identified case on record.Acquired malformations present no peculiarities.Swellings of the region are mainly due to the various diseases of the thyroid body, which will be especially described further on.Burns and the effects of cold are only peculiar in the possibility of being followed by cicatrices which bind the neck, and chin down to the sterum in a very

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