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Intestinal stomas: indications, management, and complications.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
Advances in Surgery 01/2012; 46:19-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.yasu.2012.04.005
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