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Initially unsuspected hydropneumothorax following cardiac arrest
  1. Jonathan A Silversides,
  2. Stephen J Austin
  1. Intensive Care Unit, Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stephen J Austin, Intensive Care Unit, Mater Infirmorum Hospital, 47-51 Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6AB, UK; stephen.austin{at}

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