BREWSTER C. DOUST, M.D.; JAMES W. RATHE, M.D.
Abscess formation in an area of infarction is an unusual complication of thrombosis of the pulmonary arteries. Ring and Bakke1 recently reported 21 cases of thrombosis of a main branch of the pulmonary artery, including seven cases with infarctions, only one of whom had an abscess. For this reason, reports of additional cases such as the one given here would appear to be of interest.
History: When first seen in 1944 the patient, a 49 year old white man, reported a cough of six months' duration and two weeks of pain in the right portion of his chest.
DOUST BC, RATHE JW. MAIN BRANCH PULMONARY ARTERY THROMBOSIS WITH PULMONARY ABSCESS FORMATION: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:170–174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-1-170
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(1):170-174.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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