JOHN CHAPMAN, A.M., M.D.; JOHN A. WIGGINS, M.D.
Bronchiectasis is generally thought of as a widespread and diffuse disease involving the greater part of a lobe, or perhaps several lobes. We have been unable to find references to limited or circumscribed dilatations in American literature and know of but two cases which have been reported in foreign publications.2 These two cases showed, one a dilatation involving the axillary branch of the right lower lobe and the other a dilated pectoral branch of the right upper bronchus. Both were of a saccular variety. It was not stated whether or not the contralateral side had been injected.
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CHAPMAN J, WIGGINS JA. CIRCUMSCRIBED AND ISOLATED BRONCHIECTASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:2047–2057. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-11-2047
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