RICHARD A. LAKE, M.D.
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Past medical literature is only sporadically documented with instances of pulmonary findings associated with cardiospasm. Aspiration of esophageal overflow, however, has long been recognized as a source of certain types of pulmonary disease, usually secondary to such causes as esophageal neoplasm, caustic stricture of the esophagus, pulsion diverticulum, esophageal encroachment from extrinsic tumors, foreign body in the esophagus, and postoperative emesis. The source of chronic or recurrent pulmonary disease of unknown origin, however, is seldom associated with the well-recognized clinical entity of cardiospasm.1
In 1938 Sampson2 found in the files of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital only one case in which
LAKE RA. PULMONARY CHANGES RELATED TO CARDIOSPASM1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:593–599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-593
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):593-599.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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