The Diseases of the Breast, and Their Treatment

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850 - 264 pāgines

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Pāgina 65 - Two classes of cysts are found in the mammary gland, each characterised by marked anatomical peculiarities. " Each class also presents fluid or solid contents, perfectly characteristic, and differing essentially in their nature and origin. " They may be arranged as follows: i. Cysts depending upon dilatation and a morbid condition of the lactiferous ducts or acini. ii. Cysts produced by a peculiar action in the (iliro-cellular envelope of the gland tissue, and the consequence of a morbid state of...
Pāgina 69 - ... be made to ooze out. The fluid becoming absorbed, the more solid material, the epithelium, remains behind, leaving a coherent mass of more or less solidity. This body may cause irritation, an excited action is induced, blastema is effused, and nucleated cells, which attain a degree of fibrillation, are formed ; hence the appearance of organized growths found in the ducts.
Pāgina 71 - 2. There is no evidence to prove, from minute examination, that the growth within the ducts enjoys any characters in common with either the cysto-sarcomatous or carcinomatous new formations; and,
Pāgina 25 - Cooper, were fully developed and in the natural situation, and their nipples, arcol.-L- and glands presented nothing unusual in their appearance. Near the anterior margin of the axilla, a little higher up on each side, was situated another mamma, about one-sixth the size of the others. The nipples of these were small and flat, but when gently pressed, a milky fluid, which had all the...
Pāgina 221 - gin to fear that thou art past all aid From me and from my calling; yet so young, I still would— Man. Look on me! there is an order Of mortals on the earth, who do become Old in their youth, and die ere middle age...
Pāgina 25 - ... their extremities. When milk was drawn from the lower breasts, a small quantity usually escaped from the nipples of the superior breasts, and when the draught came into the former, the latter invariably became hard and distended.
Pāgina 180 - The glands in the axilla being free from disease, as the complaint had existed for so long a period, and her general health seemed to be perfectly good, I recommended the operation, as affording the only hope of cure. " Upon examination of the swelling after its removal, the larger portion of it had the appearance of that cartilage which supplies the place of bone in the young subject : the remaining part was ossifie.
Pāgina 118 - ... removing the right breast and exposing its interior, instead of a mass of disease or an accumulation of fluid (as a superficial examination might have induced the belief), it proved to be a mere hypertrophy of the organ, unconnected with structural disease. The adipose and cellular tissues, as well as the whole glandular apparatus, were enormously enlarged, but no appearance of disease or exudation of fluid was perceptible. In short, a healthy structure was found, whose only anomaly was its mammoth...
Pāgina 66 - They possess an external investment of the fibre-cellular tissue, and the lining membrane consists of a very beautiful coherent epithelium. Each epithelial cell is oval, contains a nucleus, and is somewhat granular in texture. Thus, this epithelium closely resembles that of the ducts. " The contents of these cysts are of a mucous nature, of a pale yellow, reddish, or dull green tint. They exhibit a granular basis, fat globules, milk globules, and colostrum corpuscles, with epithelium. The colour...
Pāgina 87 - In the first class the fluid is mucoid, turbid, of a greenish tint and slightly foetid odour.

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