This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...may pass with little change; but the increase is generally faster, and it often shows an accelerating rate; so that, late in the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...may pass with little change; but the increase is generally faster, and it often shows an accelerating rate; so that, late in the disease, the progress is extremely quick, even quicker than that of most cancerous growths. The characters of the intra-cystic mammary growths are various, not only according to our observations of them at different periods of their existence, but, apparently, even from their very origin. In looking through a large series of them while they are still in early periods of their development, we may reduce them to these chief forms: namely, low, broad-based, convex layers, like coarse granulations; spheroidal, lobed, and nodulated masses, cauliflower-like, attached by narrower bases (Fig. 55); masses or clusters of peduncu lated leaf-like processes, slender, single or variously branched, and interlaced in all possible forms (Fig. 56); masses of firmer and much paler substance, appearing as if formed of close-packed lobes, or fimbriated processes, or involuted layers (Fig. 57). In apparent structure, also, the varieties of these growths are scarcely less numerous. Some of them are opaque, yellow, and soft, yet elastic, and rather tough, so as to be separable in laminae Fig. 56. A cyst in the mammary gland filled with a vascular growth hearing clusters of pedunculated processes. Mus. Coll. Surg.: natural size. like a fibrine clot; others are more vascular, succulent, and spongy, like granulations; others are like layers and masses, or heaped-up layers of gelatine, not firmer than size, or even like vitreous humour yielding a tenacious synovia-like fluid: others are firm, compact, nearly pure white, imitating the mammary gland, but not succulent. To these varieties of appearance we might add yet more, due either to diverse...Read Less
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