Original communication| Volume 14, ISSUE 6, P866-870, December 1943

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Recurrent postoperative atelectasis

Report of a case
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        1. A case of recurrent atelectasis is reported following biopsy of the left breast and five days later radical removal of the left breast.
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        2. Both instances occurred on the right side; the first involving the right lower lobe and the second the right lower and right middle lobe.
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        3. Mild cardiac failure seems to be the only condition present in both instances. Its connection with the vasomotor theory is discussed.
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        4. The time intervals between the operations and the occurrence we believe are the shortest ones yet reported postoperatively.
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