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Pneumothorax in Recovery of Patients Undergoing Facial Reconstruction with Latissimus Dorsi Flap: A Case Report

Valiollah Hassani 1 , Masood Mohseni 1 and Maryam Khodaverdi 1 , *
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Archives of Critical Care Medicine: August 2016, 2 (2); e61015
  • Published Online: January 31, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: January 3, 2016
  • Accepted: January 20, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/accm.61015

To Cite: Hassani V, Mohseni M, Khodaverdi M. Pneumothorax in Recovery of Patients Undergoing Facial Reconstruction with Latissimus Dorsi Flap: A Case Report, Arch Crit Care Med. 2016 ; 2(2):e61015. doi: 10.5812/accm.61015.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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