J. N. HAYES, M.D.
Therapeutic pneumothorax is being used more and more in the moderntreatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. During the course of collapse-treatment various difficulties and complications may occur. The lung may reëxpand prematurely, especially when adhesions are present and when the organ is held under partial compression. On the other hand, it may be impossible for the lung to unfold on account of dense fibrosis in it and in the pleura at a time when the disease is considered healed. Loss of elasticity as a result of the development of a large amount of fibrous tissue around a cavity may prevent its closure
HAYES JN. OLEOTHORAX: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:779–789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-779
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):779-789.
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