Concealed pulmonary abscess

Diagnosis by computed tomography

J. F. Johnson, W. E. Shiels, C. B. White, B. D. Williams

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Abstract

During childhood, an acute pneumonia with bulging margins usually reflects an abundant production of exudate. However, an unexplained persistence of an expansile pneumonia following therapy indicates that the infectious process may be isolating itself by forming an abscess. Previous reports emphasize that such abscesses are rarely diagnosed prior to thoracotomy or autopsy. Computed tomography facilitates an earlier disclosure of an abscess or empyema that is producing a persistent but unexplained expanding opacification on plain film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume78
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Lung Abscess
Abscess
Tomography
Pneumonia
Empyema
Disclosure
Exudates and Transudates
Thoracotomy
Motion Pictures
Autopsy
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Johnson, J. F., Shiels, W. E., White, C. B., & Williams, B. D. (1986). Concealed pulmonary abscess: Diagnosis by computed tomography. Pediatrics, 78(2), 283-286.

Concealed pulmonary abscess : Diagnosis by computed tomography. / Johnson, J. F.; Shiels, W. E.; White, C. B.; Williams, B. D.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 78, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 283-286.

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Johnson, JF, Shiels, WE, White, CB & Williams, BD 1986, 'Concealed pulmonary abscess: Diagnosis by computed tomography', Pediatrics, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 283-286.
Johnson JF, Shiels WE, White CB, Williams BD. Concealed pulmonary abscess: Diagnosis by computed tomography. Pediatrics. 1986 Jan 1;78(2):283-286.
Johnson, J. F. ; Shiels, W. E. ; White, C. B. ; Williams, B. D. / Concealed pulmonary abscess : Diagnosis by computed tomography. In: Pediatrics. 1986 ; Vol. 78, No. 2. pp. 283-286.
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