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INFECTIONS OF THE LYMPH NODES OF THE BRONCHIAL TREE

WILLIAM LERCHE, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1928;16(1):338-359. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140010342022.
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The tracheobronchial lymph nodes, as described by Sukiennikow,1 were briefly outlined by me in a recent paper.2 The bronchopulmonary nodes, also described by Sukiennikow, are found mostly at the angle of division of the larger bronchi (fig. 1). Miller3 stated that the bronchopulmonary nodes and lymph follicles are rarely found beyond the third division of the main stem bronchi, but that lymphoid tissue aggregated in masses of variable sizes are found throughout the lung. The situation of these masses may be peribronchial, periarterial, perivenous or subpleural. According to Miller, there are five locations at which lymphoid tissue is particularly found: (1) where the radicles of the pulmonary vein arise from the pleura; (2) where veins arising from the distal end of ductuli alveolares join venous trunks situated on the periphery of the primary lobule (anatomic unit); (3) where veins arising near the place at which bronchi or

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