Case report| Volume 32, ISSUE 1, P139-143, April 1936

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Gangrene of lung

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        1. The rarity of pulmonary gangrene accounts partly for our incomplete understanding of etiological and pathological types. All cases should be reported in detail in order that improvement in classification and treatment may continue.
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        2. The mortality in spreading gangrene of the lung is practically 100 per cent. With our present limitations, extirpation, probably of the cautery type, seems promptly indicated if the condition does not respond rapidly to neosalvarsan or massive iodide therapy.
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        3. Uncontrollable cough produced pitiful and prolonged suffering in our case. Marked stench of the breath, a good general appearance of the patient long after the blood picture became very alarming and roentgenological findings, were other interesting features
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