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Association Among Hypoxemia, Patent Foramen Ovale, and Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor: A Case Report

Michael D. Offin, MD; Jonathan Menachem, MD; Christian Squillante, MD; Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE; David Vaughn, MD; and Joseph Carver, MD
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From Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0862.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(3):243-244. doi:10.7326/L15-5120
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