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September 1928

ABSCESS OF THE LUNG FOLLOWING TONSILLECTOMYREPORT OF A CASE

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MEMPHIS, TENN.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(3):326-328. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020346006
Abstract

Lois M., aged 15, was operated on by a general practitioner on Oct. 1, 1927, for removal of her faucial tonsils. She apparently recovered from the operation, and returned to school, but about two weeks later a pain developed in the upper portion of the right side of her chest, with severe headaches and nausea, confining her to bed. The physician who performed the operation was called, and gave his opinion that she had pyelitis and sinusitis. She had fever at the time, the temperature running to 102.5 F., but never higher. She expectorated considerable blood and mucus from time to time. Infection of the sinuses was not revealed by the x-ray. A genito-urinary surgeon was consulted, and he advised that the patient be removed to a hospital for cystoscopy. She remained in the hospital about a week. Her temperature was said to have returned to normal, but on her

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