WILLIAM WEISS, M.D.; KATHARINE R. BOUCOT, M.D.; WILLIAM I. GEFTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Localized interlobar effusion due to congestive heart failure ("vanishing tumor" of the lung) is thought to be rare. Gefter, Boucot and Marshall1 recently reviewed the literature and added four cases. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the prevalence of "vanishing tumor" in order to evaluate its importance in the differential diagnosis of chest lesions, and to discuss the recognition of this entity. Data available at the photofluorographic unit of the Philadelphia General Hospital were used as a basis for study. Such a survey instrument provides a method for uncovering more examples of this interesting entity.
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WEISS W, BOUCOT KR, GEFTER WI. LOCALIZED INTERLOBAR EFFUSION IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1177–1186. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1177
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(6):1177-1186.
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