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April 17, 1897

PECULIARITIES OF THE SURGICAL DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE NECK.

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

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(16):738-742. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440160020001h

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Abstract

PECULIARITIES OF THE SURGICAL DISEASES AND INJURIES OF THE SUPRA-CLAVICULAR REGION. 

Congenital atrophic malformations.  —A sort of atrophy of the region is presented in subjects, young and old, in which the supra-clavicular fossa is unusually deep, causing the deformity called "salt-cellar neck." Orifices of congenital branchial fistulæ are sometimes met with in this region.Acquired atrophies call for no special remarks. As for hypertrophic malformations it sometimes happens that carriers, especially plank-carriers, develop a thickening of the skin and connective tissue of the region called a pad. In emphysema the hollow of the region is filled by the apex of the lung; also, in pneumatocele; also in aneurysms and other tumors.Swellings of the region are rather frequent but present nothing peculiar, except what has been said.Burns or frost-bites are rare, as the region is usually well protected.Contusions sometimes present hematomata so large as to painfully compress the

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