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Rounded atelectasis: a new criterion for benignancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3715544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A malignancy must be considered whenever a mass lesion is encountered on a chest roentgenogram. Unless an unequivocal diagnosis of a benign lesion is made, thoracotomy is usually indicated. Rounded atelectasis, while only having been recently described, is being encountered with increasing frequency. As illustrated by our three cases, radiologic diagnosis of this entity is a major criterion for judging the benignity of a mass and obviates the need for a thoracotomy.
J I Matthews; W S Grabowski; E S Blatt; B A Bush; S Aldarondo; C J Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-03     Completed Date:  1986-07-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  767-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Atelectasis / diagnosis*,  radiography

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