The sudden rupture of a tuberculous tracheobronchial lymph node with discharge of its contents into the main air passages is usually followed by death from asphyxia. Of ninety-four cases * described in the literature in sufficient detail to permit inclusion in this study, only nineteen ended in recovery. I wish to present another case, the first to be reported from this country. A tabular survey is given of the cases in which the patient recovered from the asphyxial episode. A complete bibliography of all proved cases showing the acute phase of this clinical entity is added.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—H. C., a boy of 16 months, was admitted to the Babies' Hospital on Jan. 24, 1932, because of nasal discharge of ten days' duration and noisy respiration for seven days.The father was living and well; the mother was reported to have hypertension. A brother, 16 years of age,
SCOBIE RB. ACUTE ASPHYXIA FROM INTRABRONCHIAL RUPTURE OF A TUBERCULOUS MEDIASTINAL GLAND WITH RECOVERY. Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(2):373–392. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960150132012
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