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Laparoscopic renal denervation for intractable ADPKD-related pain.

Transplant Services, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon 97210-3023, USA.
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Impact Factor: 3.49). 02/2001; 16(1):160.
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