GEORGE F. COOPER, M.D.
It is difficult to differentiate an unresolved pneumonia from an encapsulated empyema in which the retained fluid is under pressure. It is also difficult, at times, to differentiate either of the two conditions mentioned above from a lung tumor. It is usually necessary to take into consideration not only the physical findings and x-ray examination, but the history of onset before an absolute diagnosis can be made.
Middle lobe pneumonia, without involvement of the remainder of the lung, is a rare condition,1 and may terminate in various ways. It may resolve and clear up in a very short time, or
COOPER GF. Post-Pneumonic Lung Abscess Resembling Lung Tumor*: With Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1308–1312. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1308
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1308-1312.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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