ABRAHAM G. COHEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenitis results from the persistence or reactivation of the infection which originates with the primary complex. Naturally, it is found most frequently in children and adolescents, but it is also common in non-Caucasian adults. Among its complications are those which result from the erosion of the caseous nodes into neighboring organs. The node becomes adherent to the bronchial wall and erodes through it as far as the lumen with varying rapidity. Typical lesions of tuberculous endobronchitis in the form of ulcers and tuberculous granulation tissue appear at the site of the perforation. The subsequent evolution of these lesions
COHEN AG. ATELECTASIS OF THE RIGHT MIDDLE LOBE RESULTING FROM PERFORATION OF TUBERCULOUS LYMPH NODES INTO BRONCHI IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:820–835. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-4-820
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(4):820-835.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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