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An unusual cause of postoperative dyspnoea
  1. B Cadet1,
  2. R U Ashford1,
  3. S Joseph1,
  4. P De Boer1,
  5. G V Miller2
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, York Hospital, York, UK
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, York Hospital, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Mr R U Ashford
    Rose Cottage, Crooked Lane, Kirk Hammerton, York YO26 8DG, UK;

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A 79 year old gentleman underwent exploration of a dislocated hip arthroplasty. During surgery, he regurgitated bile stained fluid into his laryngeal mask airway. His chest remained clear, saturation did not fall, and chest radiography immediately postoperatively was …

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