A. T. COOPER, M.C.
Avulsion of the phrenic nerve has been used as one of the agencies in collapse therapy for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis at Fitzsimons General Hospital since approximately 1922.
Notwithstanding the fact that this operation has been of record in medical annals since 1913, the Staff at this Hospital, previously to 1922, felt some reluctance in recommending it, because the ultimate result as to the thinning and paralysis of the diaphragmatic muscles with the extent of the ascent of the upper abdominal viscera into the thoracic cavity, was unknown. It was feared with complete and permanent paralysis of a diaphragmatic leaflet,
COOPER AT. Some Observations as to the Results of Phrenic-Exeresis in Pulmonary Tuberculosis1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1569–1573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-12-1569
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(12):1569-1573.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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