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My interest in diagnosis by the use of iodized oil, 40 per cent, while of course general, has been centered in particular on its value in tuberculous cases: on the one hand, in order to show more clearly than might be possible by physical examination or the ordinary roentgen-ray examination, the pathologic condition in a lung previous to a proposed thoracoplasty; on the other hand, to show the condition in the lung which might explain a lack of complete success years after a thoracoplasty. In addition I shall report a few cases illustrative of its value to the surgeon in nontuberculous lesions.
REPORT OF CASES
—C. R., a man, who had had tuberculosis since 1919, with repeated pulmonary hemorrhages, had had a thoracoplasty performed two years previously but an incomplete one, the first and second and the tenth and eleventh ribs having been left intact. He had improved
ARCHIBALD EW. VALUE OF IODIZED OIL, 40 PER CENT, IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY INFECTIONS. Arch Surg. 1927;14(1):206-217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1927.01130130210012