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Cementing the lungs

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 27 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6920
  1. Stefan Weiler, specialist registrar1,
  2. Jasmin Basedow, resident2,
  3. Jörg Isenegger, senior physician3,
  4. Johannes Heverhagen, professor2,
  5. Bernhard Meier, professor4,
  6. Aristomenis Exadaktylos, professor3
  1. 1Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Bern, Bern 3010, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  4. 4Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  1. stefan.weiler{at}

A 78 year old woman was admitted to the emergency department owing to recurrent syncope after lumbosacral vertebroplasty and cement screw …

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