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December 1929

A CASE OF ABSCESS OF THE LUNGWITH FILLING OF A CAVITY AND CLOSURE OF A BRONCHIAL FISTULA BY PEDICLE MUSCLE GRAFT

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MONTREAL, CANADA

Arch Surg. 1929;19(6):1313-1321. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01150060375022

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REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —F. B., a woman, aged 27, was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital on Feb. 11, 1929, where a diagnosis of abscess of the upper lobe of the right lung was made. She was first admitted to the medical service in August, 1928, with a diagnosis of tuberculosis of the right upper lobe. After investigation this was changed to abscess of the lung of nontuberculous infection. She complained of cough and foul-smelling sputum; pain in the right side of the chest and a dull ache at the level of the spine of the scapula. She dated the illness to a period following tonsillectomy, which was performed under general anesthesia. In August, 1928, two days after the operation, she suffered from a sharp pain under the scapula. One week later, she began to expectorate foul-smelling sputum. The quantity of sputum increased to 2 or 3 ounces

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