SIDNEY STONEHILL, M.D.; GEORGE R. BODON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Since Laughlen's1 first report in 1925 of lipoid pneumonia in the human, many reports of this condition have appeared in the literature.2 The oil (animal, vegetable or mineral) enters the lung either through direct instillation or indirectly through some defect in the swallowing mechanism, e.g., cardiospasm, neurogenic diseases, debilitated states.3 The pulmonary pathology depends on the type and amount of oil that has entered the lung.4 The acuteness of the lesion is dependent on the physical-chemical properties of the aspirated oil. The more inert the oil, the less acute the reaction. The lesions vary from interstitial pneumonitis to granulomatous lesions
STONEHILL S, BODON GR. MASSIVE LIPOID GRANULOMA OF THE LUNG AND ITS TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:432–438. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-432
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):432-438.
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