American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of the cecum of the large intestine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the cæcum and vermiform appendix.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Inflammation of the cæcum.
- Greek tuphlon, cecum, from neuter of tuphlos, blind + -itis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The subject of typhlitis and perityphlitis was investigated among others by Puchelt (1829), Burne, Smith, Bamberger, and Oppolzer, diseases of the kidneys by Richard Bright (1827),”
“In addition to the continued nausea of complete obstruction, the pulse grows weaker and more frequent and the patient shows great anxiety of expression, there is a sickness that can not be accounted for with a diagnosis of appendicitis or typhlitis, and the patient has the appearance of being desperately sick.”
“When appendicitis or typhlitis ends in an abscess, and the pus sac is ruptured by meddlesome, unskilled treatment, scientific or otherwise, causing the pus to burrow toward the groin, surgery is the only treatment; there is no hope of recovery in such a case without establishing thorough drainage, and this means skilled surgical treatment.”
“The old text-book description of typhlitis and perityphlitis is so similar to the description of the present day appendicitis that it is not necessary to reproduce it.”
“Thirty-four years ago I was called in consultation to see my first case of what was then generally recognized as perityphlitis or typhlitis -- inflammation of the connective tissue about the cecum.”
“In diseases such as typhoid fever, appendicitis and typhlitis, we have first of all a constitutional derangement brought on by errors of life.”
“If the infection takes place in Peyer's patches, typhoid fever is the consequence; if the local trouble is of the cecum, typhlitis will result, and if the local devitalization is in the appendix, brought on from the irritating effects of a fecal calculus, appendicitis will result.”
“Post mortem examination of an affected pig revealed a severe necrotic colitis and typhlitis, and a Group”
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