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- 1.1. A case of recurrent atelectasis is reported following biopsy of the left breast and five days later radical removal of the left breast.
- 2.2. Both instances occurred on the right side; the first involving the right lower lobe and the second the right lower and right middle lobe.
- 3.3. Mild cardiac failure seems to be the only condition present in both instances. Its connection with the vasomotor theory is discussed.
- 4.4. The time intervals between the operations and the occurrence we believe are the shortest ones yet reported postoperatively.
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Received: June 1, 1943
☆The operations were performed by Dr. Robert Sewell, Resident in Surgery, at the Strong Memorial and Rochester Municipal Hospitals. Bronchoscopies were carried out by Dr. Keith Tarrer, Resident in Otorhinolaryngology, at the Strong Memorial and Rochester Municipal Hospitals.
© 1943 Published by Elsevier Inc.