ALLEN E. GREER, M.D.
The existence of dilated bronchi filled with inspissated mucus complicating asthma or obstructive bronchitis has recently been reported. Shaw1 first described this condition as mucoid impaction of the bronchi. His original paper was presented before the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in 1951 and was published in the Journal of Thoracic Surgery in August, 1951. The existence of such a condition associated with asthma or obstructive bronchitis was apparently not then noted by many interested in thoracic disease. Only one report since 1951 mentions the condition and summarizes Shaw's findings in a discussion of bronchiectasis.2 Because of the lack of
GREER AE. MUCOID IMPACTION OF THE BRONCHI1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:506–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-3-506
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(3):506-522.
Asthma, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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