Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura

Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...processes are more often at the apex than at the base of the lung. Hemoptysis is a frecpient symptom in the course of non-tuberculous abscess or gangrene, and cannot be regarded as specially suggestive of tuberculosis in the presence of destructive lesions which may come from other causes. The location of the process is merely one of many factors to be taken into consideration in weighing the possibility of tuberculosis. Non-tuberculous as well as tuberculous destructive lesions may occur at the apex. In 1905,1 reported 4 cases1 in which cavities were found at autopsy in the superior lobes of the lung, but without gross or microscopic evidence of tuberculosis. On the other hand tuberculous lesions are not very infrequent at the bases. Repeated negative examinations of the sputum do not positively exclude tuberculosis. A pulmonary destructive process which has progressed to the stage of producing an abundant purulent sputum containing elastic tissue, however, and fails to show tubercle bacilli after diligent and repeated search, is not likely to be tuberculous in origin. In the more subacute or chronic and afebrile cases, the subcutaneous use of tuberculin in ascending doses up to and including 10 mg. may be used as a final resort in diagnosis. The occasional presence of so-called pseudotubercle bacilli in the Boston Med. and Surg. Jour., May 11 and 18, 1905. sputum from cases of abscess or gangrene demands a careful study of doubtful organisms. This group is considered elsewhere. No examination of the sputum from cases of abscess or gangrene is complete without a search for actinomyces. Pulmonary abscess. Lodgment of fishbone in esophagus four weeks ago. Dense shadow in region of root of right lung. Foul sputum containing elastic tissue. (No....show more

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