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Computed Tomographic Findings of Neonatal Lung Abscess

Thom Mayer, MD; Michael E. Matlak, MD; Virgil Condon, MD; Itzhak Shasha, MD; Lowell Glasgow, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(1):39-41. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970370041010.
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• A 3-week-old child with respiratory distress had an air-fluid level on chest roentgenogram. Computed tomography of the chest distinguished the mass as a discrete lung abscess, without underlying abnormality. Due to failure of the child's condition to improve with medical therapy, a limited thoracotomy and drainage of the lung abscess was performed; Escherichia coli and no anaerobic organisms grew from cultures of abscess material. We believe computed tomography to be of great benefit in defining suspected lung abscess in the neonate.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:39-41)

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