BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ, M.D.; HARRY L. KATZ, M.D.
With progressively wider utilization of routine chest roentgenograms, an increasing number of intrathoracic lesions is being discovered in asymptomatic persons. Once these abnormal pulmonary shadows are visualized radiologically it becomes the responsibility of the clinician to evaluate the nature of the pulmonary lesion in order that the proper therapy may be promptly instituted. Among the varied lesions that may be revealed by routine chest radiography, the isolated and circumscribed pulmonary densities often present elusive and challenging problems in diagnosis. The diagnostic studies required in such cases include the following:
1. A complete medical history. This should include a detailed review
SCHWARTZ B, KATZ HL. LOCALIZED BRONCHIECTASIS SIMULATING PULMONARY NEOPLASMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:45–60. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-45
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):45-60.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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