DAVID R. WEIR, M.D.
Previous to 1940, eosinophilic granuloma of bone had not been recognized as a definite clinical entity. Since then over 50 cases have been reported, and a number of reviews of the subject have appeared in the recent literature.1, 2, 3 Clinically and radiographically, eosinophilic granuloma may simulate a wide variety of bone diseases, ranging from simple cyst4 to apparent malignant bone destruction such as existed in the case reported here. Although follow-up studies on most of the reported cases are necessarily incomplete, it is probable that the lesion usually is essentially benign and may be eradicated by surgical excision, curettage
WEIR DR. EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA OF RIB(EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA OF RIB*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:233–236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-233
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):233-236.
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