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Title: Percutaneous Retrieval of a Retained Appendicolith


No abstract prepared.

 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Department of Diagnostic Imaging (Canada), E-mail:
  2. Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery (Canada)
  3. Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Department of Urology (Canada)
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-006-0088-6; Copyright (c) 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.;; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Rasuli, Pasteur, Friedlich, Martin S., and Mahoney, John E. Percutaneous Retrieval of a Retained Appendicolith. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0088-6.
Rasuli, Pasteur, Friedlich, Martin S., & Mahoney, John E. Percutaneous Retrieval of a Retained Appendicolith. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0088-6.
Rasuli, Pasteur, Friedlich, Martin S., and Mahoney, John E. Sun . "Percutaneous Retrieval of a Retained Appendicolith". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0088-6.
title = {Percutaneous Retrieval of a Retained Appendicolith},
author = {Rasuli, Pasteur and Friedlich, Martin S. and Mahoney, John E.},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-006-0088-6},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 2,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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