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New growths of the kidney.

08 Apr 1933-BMJ (BMJ Group)-Vol. 1, Iss: 3770, pp 606-620

TL;DR: The two latter are considered by some authorities to constitute " closed " tuberculosis, but the term does not appear to be quite accurate, as the pelvis is so extensively involved.

AbstractThe two latter are considered by some authorities to constitute \" closed \" tuberculosis, but the term does not appear to be quite accurate, as the pelvis is so extensively involved. It is difficult to place this particular specimen in the groups mentioned. If placed in Group 3 almost complete destruction of the whole kidney would be implied, and this is far from being the case. Such a specimen might be rightly considered as one of \" closed renal tuberculosis,\" and be placed accordingly in a final and fifth group under that heading. The term \" closed \" could then be considered inadmissible in cases falling into Groups 3 and 4.

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