Thoracic balls

Garetier, Marc; Rousset, Jean
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1091
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 84-year-old woman who had undergone plombage for pulmonary tuberculosis in 1951 was admitted to the hospital for acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Her chest radiograph showed multiple radiotransparent balls in the left lung, and calcified pleural fibrosis at the left base. The article discusses the complications of the plombage as well as its treatment.


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