The time has passed when the subject of pulmonary and pleuropulmonary congestions was a live controversy, and when extensive reports were devoted to the description of the condition. The old text of Cadet de Gassicourt devotes forty-eight pages to this subject and gives an admirable clinical description.In the older literature, this condition was described under many different terms, such as simply pulmonary congestion (Woillez), splenopneumonia (Grancher), pleuropulmonary congestion (Potain) and inflammation of the chest (Dupre and Dieulafoy). All these terms really meant the same thing, and none of this old terminology is now used. The terminology of the French pediatricians, Besancon and de Jong, is the one now adopted. The pathologic concept of pulmonary congestions is now fully understood. All so-called pulmonary and pleuropulmonary congestions are called broncho-alveolitis and corticopleuritis. In this manner the proper definition defines both as a clinical entity. The terminology itself implies the ordinarily
ACUÑNA M, CASAUBON A, MACERA JM. PLASTIC PLEURISY IN INFANCY. Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(2):183–196. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130140003001
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