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June 1958

La broncologia delle suppurazioni pulmonari.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(6):770. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010786014

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This work is one of the long list of monographs originating from the department of Professor Pietrantoni, who, in the preface, states that the therapy in question was systematized around 1916 in the United States.

A historical survey is followed by exhaustive instructions regarding diagnosis and therapeutic technique as applied in the department at the University of Milan. The differential diagnosis between lung abscess and pulmonary suppuration of a focal nature is carefully evaluated.

Abscess formation in neoplastic conditions and around foreign bodies is discussed; this is followed by ample documentation of endobronchial antibiotic application.

Further main divisions take up the question of bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, complications and suppurative sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis, suppurations in children. Case histories illustrate the text everywhere; 75 such "documents" are given and are listed, together with the respective diagnosis, in a separate index.

It is encouraging, for the laryngologist, that all branches of diagnosis

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