R. J. CONDRY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; L. H. NEFFLIN, M.D.
Pulmonary arteriosclerosis may be primary or secondary as defined by Ulrich.1 In a recent textbook of medicine,2 under the title of "Pulmonary Arteriosclerosis," it is noted that "pulmonary arteriosclerosis and hypertension are dependent upon each other but there is a controversy as to which is cause and which is effect" Rupture of the pulmonary artery without obvious pulmonary disease or heart disease of the type imposing resistance to the pulmonary circulation is rather rare, and for this reason the following case is presented.
A 61 year old white married businessman was admitted to the Davis Memorial Hospital on October 27,
CONDRY RJ, NEFFLIN LH. PRIMARY PULMONARY ARTERIOSCLEROSIS WITH RUPTURE OF THE PULMONARY ARTERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1252–1257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-5-1252
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(5):1252-1257.
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