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Paraoesophageal hiatal hernia with vocal cord paralysis
  1. Chao-Hsiung Lee,
  2. Ming-Yuan Huang
  1. Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Ming-Yuan Huang, Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 10449, Taiwan; m.c.yuan{at}

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