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May 1950

PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS: Clinical Review and Report of Three Cases

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Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(5):806-818. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230110081007

PULMONARY adenomatosis has been considered to be a disease of only pathologic interest. It has repeatedly been stated in the literature that it is of little clinical importance because the condition presents no diagnostic clinical picture. Previously only 3 cases1 have been reported in which the condition was diagnosed ante mortem, and in them the diagnosis was made on the basis of microscopic examination of surgically obtained tissue. No case has been reported in which the diagnosis has been made clinically. In 1 of the cases here reported the diagnosis was made with confidence before biopsy was done. There has been only one review2 of cases in an attempt to uncover the clinical picture. It was primarily concerned with the roentgenologic and pathologic characteristics of the disease, but in it there was a report of a study of clinical features in 9 cases. The purposes of the present