CHARLES L. FERGUSON; RALPH C. PARKER JR.
Alveolar cell tumor (pulmonary adenomatosis, bronchiolar carcinoma) is a condition which must be considered in the differential diagnosis of both discrete and diffuse pulmonary lesions. We believe the following case to be of interest because a chest x-ray was reported as normal a relatively short time before the abnormal film was taken, and the progression of the disease was well demonstrated by serial x-ray examinations over a period of approximately 18 months.
Our own experience has led us to the conclusion that a brief evaluation of diagnostic methods would be useful. Theories regarding the origin of the particular tissue have
FERGUSON CL, PARKER RC. ALVEOLAR CELL TUMOR: REPORT OF A CASE AND EVALUATION OF DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:600–611. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-3-600
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(3):600-611.
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