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March 17, 1951


Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

From the Veterans Administration Hospital, McKinney, Texas; Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas, Dallas, Texas. Now at the Institute for Medical Research, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

JAMA. 1951;145(11):815-818. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.72920290005008b

Benign pulmonary adenomatosis is a disease with multiple involvement of the lungs by a process in which the alveoli are filled with mucus-filled columnar cells and extrapulmonary metastases do not occur. All reports in the American literature have appeared since 1939. This emphasizes the recent recognition of the condition in this country. Only in a few reports has the clinical picture been considered. This report records a case demonstrating certain features that when present may facilitate clinical recognition of pulmonary adenomatosis.

REPORT OF CASE  R. M., a 39 year old white male bookkeeper, was in good health until June 1947, when he had an acute illness manifested by pleuritic pain, chill, fever and cough productive of blood-streaked sputum. He entered a hospital and was treated for pneumonia. He recovered from the acute illness but had residual symptoms of weakness and cough productive of a small amount of white sputum. In