SIDNEY E. WOLPAW, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Mass chest x-ray surveys, originally intended to detect early pulmonary tuberculosis, have also revealed that other intrathoracic lesions may be found with some degree of frequency in apparently healthy people. Particularly significant is the knowledge, now commonplace among chest physicians and thoracic surgeons, that in their early development many of these lesions are silent, the patient entirely unaware of their existence because symptoms are lacking. Even the most adept diagnostician is often unable to elicit their presence by the ordinary methods of physical examination. A varied assortment of symptomless intrathoracic conditions has been discovered in this manner. In this group
WOLPAW SE. THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ASYMPTOMATIC ISOLATED INTRATHORACIC NODULES1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:489–505. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-489
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):489-505.
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