The principal topics dealt with in this paper are:
The nomenclature of lung suppuration.
The results obtained with the help of the bronchoscope in the treatment of lung suppuration.
The establishment of a lung lip-fistula in certain cases of bronchiectatic lung abscess.
The etiology of suppurative inflammation of the lung is similar to that of pus formation in other parts of the body. That is to say, it is due to traumatism inclusive of the entrance of a foreign body; to the invasion of the pulmonary tissue by pus-forming microbes, the products of which are not absorbed, but form an abscess; to a specific inflammation of the chronic type (tuberculosis, syphilis), or, lastly, to the presence of, or the breaking down of, a benign or malignant tumor.Fulminant, acute inflammation, subsequent to the sudden occlusion of a large branch of the pulmonary artery by a virulently
MEYER W. OBSERVATIONS ON LUNG SUPPURATION AND ITS TREATMENT: A BRIEF REVIEW OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND CLINICAL IMPRESSIONS OBTAINED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE YEARS. Arch Surg. 1923;6(1_PART_II):361–425. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1923.01110170375015
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