Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Contralateral Pneumothorax Mimicking Bilateral Pneumothoraces in a Patient with Autopneumonectomy

Ye Kyeong Jun 1 , Jeong Min Ko 1 , Hyun Jin Park 1 , Jun Hyun Baik 1 , * and Deog Gon Cho 2
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1 Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: January 2017, 14 (1); e13482
  • Published Online: September 24, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: May 4, 2016
  • Revised: June 1, 2016
  • Accepted: June 12, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.38735

To Cite: Kyeong Jun Y, Min Ko J, Jin Park H, Hyun Baik J, Gon Cho D. Contralateral Pneumothorax Mimicking Bilateral Pneumothoraces in a Patient with Autopneumonectomy, Iran J Radiol. 2017 ; 14(1):e13482. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.38735.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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