As knowledge in the treatment of patients with intrapulmonary abscess is gained and recorded, it becomes increasingly evident that there are various routes which may be, and which sometimes must be, traversed before ultimate recovery from such an abscess is achieved. The most favorable time for the cure of the abscess is during the period immediately following its inception, and the treatment then will necessarily be different from that attempted at a later stage when the thickened, rigid walls of the abscess present one of the most baffling problems in surgery.
As an illustration of the effect of early treatment properly applied under the cooperative management of physician, bronchoscopist and surgeon, the following case may be cited.
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G. B., single, aged 27, an Italian laborer, had an appendectomy under ether anesthesia in November, 1927, with an uneventful convalescence. Two weeks later, a tonsillectomy was performed with the
HOLMAN E. POSTTONSILLECTOMIC PULMONARY ABSCESS: FACTORS IN HEALING. Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(3):287–299. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560030033003
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