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February 1932

ATELECTASIS FOLLOWING ASPIRATION OF PECANS

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(2):268-269. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030285008
Abstract

Because of the difficulties of making an exact and correct diagnosis of inflammation of the lungs, and because of the lack of importance attached by the laity to an exact history of events preceding any illness, pulmonary collapse and atelectasis are frequently overlooked by attend-

Fig. 1.—Roentgenogram taken on March 15, two days previous to bronchoscopic examination.

ing physicians. Jackson repeatedly directs attention to the importance of an exact history, and in obscure conditions to roentgen study of the lungs. I wish to report, with roentgen findings, a case to illustrate these facts.

REPORT OF A CASE

A boy, aged 4 years and 7 months, was suddenly stricken ill on Dec. 29, 1930, the diagnosis of the family physician being pneumonia. The condition gradually improved, but he had a so-called relapse and finally a third attack. A roentgenogram was made on March 15, 1931, and atelectasis of the left

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