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Surgical essays, by A. Cooper and B. Travers


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    Astley Paston Cooper
Excerpt from book: ON EXOSTOSIS. By Mr. ASTLEY COOPER. JlXOSTOSIS is a preternatural growth of os- Definition. sific matter, generally producing a circumscribed swelling upon the bone on which it originates. This definition, although true, with very few exceptions, is not at all periods of the disease, or in every example of it, strictly accurate : for I have examined exostoses in the early part of the complaint, in which ossific matter had not yet been deposited, but in which, from dissection of other cases, I know that such a deposition would in future have occurred. .. Exostosis has two different seats: it is either Twoseauo periosteal or medullary. By the periostea! exos- exostosls- tosis, I mean a deposition seated between the external surface of the bone, and the internal surface of the periosteum, adhering with firmness to both surfaces : and by the medullary, is to be understood a formation of a similar kind, originating in the medullary membrane and cancellated structure of the bone. With regard to its nature, exostosis is of two kinds, either cartilaginous or fungous. By the cartilaginous, is intended to be expressed that species which is preceded by the formation of acartilage, which forms the nidus for the ossific- deposit: and by thejiinguus, is to be understood, a tumor of softer structure than cartilage, yet firmer than fungus in other parts of the body, containing spicula of bone, malignant in its nature, depending on a peculiar state of constitution and action of vessels : a disease similar to that which Mr. Hey has denominated Jungus faematodes, but somewhat modified by the structure of the part in which it originates. The venereal exostosis, or node, although depending upon a different cause, is still a cartilaginous exostosis. But this subject 1 do not now inten...  
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