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Title: Non-Traumatic Rupture of the Retroportal Artery


No abstract prepared.

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  1. Japan Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Japan)
  2. Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Department of Radiology, North Medical Center (Japan)
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Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE);; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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United States

Citation Formats

Morishita, Hiroyuki, E-mail:, E-mail:, Takeuchi, Yoshito, Ito, Takaaki, Kanayama, Taisei, Koshino, Sachiko, and Sato, Osamu. Non-Traumatic Rupture of the Retroportal Artery. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1355-9.
Morishita, Hiroyuki, E-mail:, E-mail:, Takeuchi, Yoshito, Ito, Takaaki, Kanayama, Taisei, Koshino, Sachiko, & Sato, Osamu. Non-Traumatic Rupture of the Retroportal Artery. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1355-9.
Morishita, Hiroyuki, E-mail:, E-mail:, Takeuchi, Yoshito, Ito, Takaaki, Kanayama, Taisei, Koshino, Sachiko, and Sato, Osamu. 2016. "Non-Traumatic Rupture of the Retroportal Artery". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1355-9.
title = {Non-Traumatic Rupture of the Retroportal Artery},
author = {Morishita, Hiroyuki, E-mail:, E-mail: and Takeuchi, Yoshito and Ito, Takaaki and Kanayama, Taisei and Koshino, Sachiko and Sato, Osamu},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-016-1355-9},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 7,
volume = 39,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
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