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Apical left extrapleural cap: an early and important sign on chest radiographs
  1. A Kirwadi1,
  2. V B Pakala2,
  3. D Suresh Kumar3,
  4. P A Evans4
  1. 1
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Radiology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
  4. 4
    Department of Accident and Emergency, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK
  1. Mr A Kirwadi, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, 29 Golwg Y Waun, Birchgrove, Swansea SA7 0HE, UK; anandkirwadi{at}

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A 20-year-old male, non-restrained car driver was brought to casualty following a road traffic accident, with complaints of pain in the left arm and chest. Chest radiograph showed a left pleural apical cap. …

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