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August 1935

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY: Regular Weekly Clinical Meetings, Otolaryngological Services of Harris P. Mosher, M.D.; E. Herman, M.D.; G. Poirier, M.D., and H. Tobey, M.D., December 1934 and January and February 1935

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):265-274. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030278013

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Abstract

TwoCASES OFBRONCHIALOBSTRUCTION. DR. H. G. TOBEY and DR. F. J. POLLOCK.

This 41 year old white woman was admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital with a diagnosis of pleural effusion. She had had four previous attacks of pleurisy ; the first was followed by pneumonia. Her present illness consisted of fever of three weeks' duration, pain in the posterior part of the left side of the chest and cough. The chest was tapped and found dry. An x-ray film showed collapse of the entire left lung. The men in the medical service thought that this condition was on a basis of tuberculosis. Bronchoscopic examination showed that the trachea was over to the left so that the bronchoscope pointed to that side. There was a pale mass in the left bronchus, just below the carina, attached to the inferior medial portion. This was removed, and the bronchus was found

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