Spontaneous intercostal bulge.

Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
Postgraduate Medical Journal (Impact Factor: 1.45). 04/1998; 74(869):179-81. DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.74.869.179
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