Dr. Muralikrishna is an eminent physician in Visakapattinam.
His clinical cases are published in many medical journals. He also presented
scientific paper in Continued Medical Education Program. Here he presents
a case on neck swelling
An eight year old boy was brought to me with neck
swelling on right side of the neck. They already consulted many physicians
and all advised their parents to undergo surgery. They were afraid of
surgery and had finally chosen me for Homoeopathic help. I went through
the case sheets and examined him.
Additionally he had tendency to cold and cough, he
had occasional fever. He was hale and healthy and immunized for various
disease. His family history revealed no signioficant genetic diseases.
The boy is thin, very dull, timid and lethargic .
Weeping disposition for least things. Easily tired. Can not tolerate
cold weather. His appetite, bowel habits were normal. Sweating was profuse
over scalp . Sleep was normal. No significant dreams except day to day
Keeping these symptoms, I didnít repertorised because
of busy schedule, but prescribed Cal Carb 1M on 14-4-2003.
Further follow ups at fortnight intervals, monthly
intervals reduced the swelling within six months duration. The remedy
was repeated only three times. Even after years the swelling has not
The photographs taken before and after are given here
for clinical interpretation.
The photographs are published in visual corner at the back wrapper
A usually spherical cyst, arising as an embryonic
out-pouching of the foregut or trachea. It is generally found in the
Mediastinum or lung and is usually asymptomatic unless it becomes infected.
Bronchial cysts arise from time to time as a result of budding from
the bronchial pathways during the process of development. Most of the
bronchial branches are already formed by the fifteenth week of fetal
life, but they continue to divide, reaching completion in about the
eighth year of life. The cysts measure up to about 10 cm in diameter.
Their walls are sometimes thin, comprising little more than connective
tissue and bundles of smooth muscle. They may contain cartilage, mucous
glands, and fibrous tissue. The existence of cartilage often distinguishes
them from other. CT chest demonstrates cystic nature of the lesion and
its close association to bronchial tree thus confirming the diagnosis.