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Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax
  1. S Hedges1,
  2. V Perkins1
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Bankend Street, Dumfries DG1 4AP, UK

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    Wilkie et al describe a case of bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in a 39 year old man.1 We are concerned that the conclusion drawn, namely the importance of urgent chest radiography for all patients in respiratory distress should not take precedence over the even more urgent need to ensure adequate oxygenation of the patient.

    It appears clear …

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