IRVIN F. RUMBAUGH, M.D.; JOHN A. PRIOR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Despite the rapid advancement in both the medical and surgical treatment of lung abscess, the continued mortality and prolonged disability still make this form of pulmonary suppuration a serious disease. This study of 41 patients admitted to The Ohio State University Hospital over a five-year period was undertaken to determine what aspects of diagnosis and therapy are of special importance and what effect associated diseases, both systemic and pulmonary, have on ultimate results.
A lung abscess is an area of localized suppuration and cavity formation within the parenchyma of the lung. The term, lung abscess, is often used loosely to
RUMBAUGH IF, PRIOR JA. Lung Abscess—A Review of Forty-one Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;55:223–234. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-223
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(2):223-234.
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