WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON, F.A.C.P.
In the past 16 years the antemortem diagnosis of pulmonary thrombosis has been made in 53 subjects disclosing this lesion at necropsy in the Wisconsin General Hospital. The criteria for this clinical diagnosis are familiar but frequently minimized. An analysis of these data is, therefore, undertaken before recounting the unusual occurrence of abdominal pain in pulmonary thrombosis.
The incidence of pulmonary thrombosis was much more frequent in men than in women (41 men to 12 women, a ratio of 3.4: 1). The age distribution follows:
Although the dispersion is quite wide, one-half of the incidence appeared in patients between 41
MIDDLETON WS. ABDOMINAL PAIN IN PULMONARY THROMBOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:345–349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-3-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(3):345-349.
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