WALTER J. ALKAN, M.D.; BENJAMIN KALMI, M.D.; MARCO KALDERON, M.D.
Although extensive literature exists on amebic abscesses of the right lobe of the liver, comparatively little attention so far has been given to amebic necroses of the left lobe. The reason for this paucity of clinical observations is illustrated by Munk's remark (1): ". . . the x ray symptomatology of amoebic hepatitis is limited in the main to indirect signs on the right half of the diaphragm and the right lower lung field." (Amoebic hepatitis affecting the left liver lobe exclusively is not included in this paper, as no definite cases have been encountered.)
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ALKAN WJ, KALMI B, KALDERON M. The Clinical Syndrome of Amebic Abscess of the Left Lobe of the Liver. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:800–813. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-800
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(5):800-813.
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