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—A man, aged 23, with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiectasis of the right lower lobe, three years before admission, had developed a bronchitis with an associated pleurisy, from which he apparently recovered. One year later, he developed "influenza," and since that time had had a persistent cough and had raised a greenish yellow sputum, varying in amount from 2 to 6 ounces (59 to 178 c.c.) a day. One year before admission, he had three attacks of slight hemoptysis and, in the last six months, had lost 20 pounds (9 kg.) in weight. He had never had night sweats, but occasionally had some afternoon temperature. Specimens of sputum examined elsewhere had always been negative for tuberculosis bacilli.
Physical examination of the chest was practically negative. The roentgen-ray examination showed some infiltration of the lower right lobe (bronchiectasis). Examination of the sputum was negative for tuberculosis bacilli and
MAHLE AE. THORACIC OPERATIVE CLINIC: Saturday, June 7 CASE OF BRONCHIECTASIS. Arch Surg. 1925;10(1):590–600. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1925.01120100602035
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