C. S. MORROW, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.); ROBERT N. ARMEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is the primary purpose of this paper to emphasize the occurrence of "nontuberculous" ischemic cavitation in conglomerate masses of third-stage anthracosilicosis. Ten such cases will be presented. In view of the tendency to consider such cavities tuberculous, the adjective "nontuberculous" is used deliberately to point out what these cavities are not, while the adjective "ischemic" is used to shed some light upon what may be their true nature. We were afforded an excellent opportunity of investigating the problem of cavitation in third-stage anthracosilicosis since this hospital, situated as it is in the heart of the coal mining region, admits
MORROW CS, ARMEN RN. NONTUBERCULOUS PULMONARY CAVITATION IN ANTHRACOSILICOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:598–613. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-598
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):598-613.
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