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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 583287, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/583287
Case Report

Tension Pneumothorax, Pneumoperitoneum, and Cervical Emphysema following a Diagnostic Colonoscopy

Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA

Received 9 March 2013; Accepted 19 May 2013

Academic Editors: N. Kikuchi and M. D. Smith

Copyright © 2013 Ali Pourmand and Hamid Shokoohi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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