Despite the use of sophisticated diagnostic methods, it may be difficult to confirm a clinical diagnosis in some cases of pulmonary infarction. Under such circumstances, the only means of differentiating a lung infarction from a neoplasm is histologic examination of a biopsy specimen. In the three cases of pulmonary infarction presented simulating neoplasm, the exact diagnosis was established at thoracotomy by means of histologic examination of the resected lesion.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1975|