Drs. Chevalier and Chevalier L. Jackson recently published an interesting paper on "Benign Tumors of the Trachea and Bronchi with Especial Reference to Tumor-Like Formations of Inflammatory Origin."1 The article was based on the presentation of a number of clinical cases.
While the clinical and therapeutic aspects of these supposed inflammatory tumors are clear, there still remains some question as to their histologic classification and their etiology. Since these questions are of great importance, if not from the practical, at least from the academic, point of view, the Jacksons, during the preparation of their paper, asked me to see whether it was possible to resolve experimentally the question of the etiology of these tumors.
My researches gave negative results as to the possibility of reproducing experimentally a pathologic process in the bronchi that is akin to these inflammatory tumors, but as a result of histologic study, from the comparative
PERONI A. INFLAMMATORY TUMORS OF THE BRONCHI: EXPERIMENTAL AND PATHOLOGIC CONSIDERATION. Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;19(1):1–22. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03790010008001
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