ROGER S. MITCHELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The solitary dense pulmonary focus is now frequently treated by pulmonary resection. There are two reasons given for advising this type of treatment: first, the lesion may be malignant and amenable to surgical extirpation; and second, the results with nonsurgical treatment of so-called tuberculoma are reputed to be unfavorable.
Abeles and Ehrlich, among many others, have stressed the uncertainty of diagnosis in these dense circumscribed lesions picked up on surveys. They were able to follow 44 cases which had been found on routine survey in Massachusetts. Twenty-seven per cent were proved to be malignant by means of pathologic examination
MITCHELL RS. LATE RESULTS OF TREATMENT OF THE SOLITARY DENSE TUBERCULOUS PULMONARY FOCUS (TUBERCULOMA) WITHOUT RESECTION OR CHEMOTHERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:471–478. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-3-471
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(3):471-478.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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