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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202546
  • Images in emergency medicine

Xrays aren't always right…

  1. Tim Underhill
  1. Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-sea, Hastings, East Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Danielle Coleman, Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-sea, Hastings, East Sussex, UK, TN37 7RD; danielle.coleman{at}doctors.org.uk

A 58-year-old gentleman presented to our ED with increasing shortness of breath for the last 2 days that had become markedly worse over the last few hours.

On arrival, he was hypoxic with saturations of 71% on air, tachypnoeic, tachycardic, and diaphoretic. …


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