CORRIN H. HODGSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ARTHUR M. OLSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. ALLEN GOOD, M.D.
For many years stereoroentgenograms of the thorax have been made routinely on patients who present themselves for general examination at the Mayo Clinic. Numerous abnormalities of the thorax have been disclosed by these films, among them a good many cases of bilateral enlargement of the hilar lymph nodes. The discovery of such adenopathy, especially in persons who had had no symptoms referable to the thorax and who presented no pertinent physical findings, was often a cause of surprise and alarm to the physician as well as to the patient. These potato-like hilar enlargements were sometimes considered to have serious import,
HODGSON CH, OLSEN AM, GOOD CA. BILATERAL HILAR ADENOPATHY: ITS SIGNIFICANCE AND MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:83–99. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-83
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):83-99.
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