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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 559–560 | Cite as

Unilateral perihilar opacification caused by lightning

  • Y. Hayashi
  • T. Aihara
  • H. Takano
  • N. Nakashima
  • S. Nozaki
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Abstract

The chest radiographs of two children struck by lightning showed right perihilar opacification. The radiographs were taken 2 h and 5 h after the event respectively. To our knowledge no similar cases have been reported.

Keywords

Public Health Chest Radiograph Similar Case 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Hayashi
    • 1
  • T. Aihara
    • 1
  • H. Takano
    • 1
  • N. Nakashima
    • 1
  • S. Nozaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySaitama Children's Medical CenterSaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of SurgerySaitama Children's Medical CenterSaitamaJapan

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