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Lung torsion
  1. Tadaaki Takada1,
  2. Akira Kuriyama2
  1. 1Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Urasoe General Hospital, Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan
  2. 2Department of General Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akira Kuriyama, Department of General Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Miwa, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8602, Japan; nrk40448{at}

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An asymptomatic 79-year-old woman with a recent history of pneumonia was referred for further investigation. Her breath sounds were decreased over the right upper chest. A chest x-ray showed decreased vascular shadows in the right upper lung field (figure 1, arrowheads), a loss of the right pulmonary artery shadow (figure 1, arrows) and attenuated …

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  • Contributors Both authors looked after the patient, wrote the manuscript and approved the submission of the current manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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