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Lobar pneumonia. The distribution of sites in infants and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14400415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a review of roentgenograms of 228 pediatric patients with segmental pneumonia, the left upper lobe was observed to be involved in only 4 per cent of cases. The right upper lobe was involved most frequently-over eight times as often as the left upper lobe and twice as often as the right middle or lower lobe. It is suggested that this distribution is related to the fact that the angle of the left bronchus in relation to the median plane is more acute than the angle of the right bronchus, the sharper angle perhaps serving as protection against aspiration.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  California medicine     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0008-1264     ISO Abbreviation:  Calif Med     Publication Date:  1960 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1960-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410260     Medline TA:  Calif Med     Country:  Not Available    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-5     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal*

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