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Monday, October 8, 2012
Thought I Fixed It
A patient presents with shortness of breath and an X-ray shown above. His hemodynamics are stable. You recognize the diagnosis and heroically perform a procedure under local anesthesia to correct the pathology. You pat yourself on the back, order an X-ray, and go back to the call room.
Unfortunately, the repeat X-ray is shown below.
The patient has severe cough, dyspnea, and hypoxemia.
Challenge: What happened?
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