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February 1940

Die Bewertung des Röntgenbefundes bei der kindlichen Tuberkulose.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(2):451. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990130234020

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In this 44 page review the author summarizes the changes attributable to tuberculosis in the various tissues in children which are discernible by roentgenography. Although it is admitted that the roentgen rays play an extremely important role in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, the author emphasizes the importance of a careful taking of the history, including that of the family, of a physical examination and especially of a tuberculin test for the correct interpretation of the roentgenograms in each case.

After reviewing the normal lung markings, the author presents fifteen excellent plates of the chest, showing various types of changes produced characteristically by tuberculosis. He first illustrates glandular enlargement about the hilus and the perihilar region, and then the various shadows present in the lung fields, including atelectasis and bronchial stenosis. The full significance of calcification in the chest as well as of other pathologic changes cannot be ascertained until the

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