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  1. Till Plönes,
  2. Clemens Aigner
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Endoscopy, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Till Plönes, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Endoscopy, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen D-40539, Germany; till.ploenes{at}rlk.uk-essen.de

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We report the case of an afebrile 85-year-old patient with progressive swelling of the right hemithorax (figure 1A). The patient was previously treated in the early 1950s for pulmonary tuberculosis with plombage therapy using extrapleural injection of paraffin …

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