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Opacities of the middle and upper lobes in combination
  1. B. T. Le Roux
  1. Thoracic Unit, Wentworth Hospital, Durban
  2. Department of Surgery, University of Natal


    The diagnosis of bronchial carcinoma was confirmed in 8 of 17 patients who presented with the radiographic appearances of a combination of right upper and middle lobar opacification. In 9 patients the cause of the combination of lobar shadows was inflammatory, in 2 destructive. This experience serves to emphasize that the investigation of lobar and segmental shadows, in whatever combination, must, at an early stage, include bronchoscopy.

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