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Severe chest pain after blunt chest trauma
  1. W-J Lee,
  2. H-Y Lin
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Yung-Kang City, Tainan, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hong-Yue Lin, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901 Chung-Hua Road, Yung-Kang City, Tainan 710, Taiwan; echolee1103{at}

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A 72-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department after falling down from ladder while attempting to clean the ceiling. Severe anterior chest pain was noted during physical examination. Her vital signs are stable, and laboratory results are unremarkable. Extended focused assessment with sonography in trauma was performed on bedside for evaluation of pneumothorax …

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