Lymphangiosarcoma of the Thorax and Thoracic Vertebrae in a 16-Year-Old Girl

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Journal of Clinical Oncology (Impact Factor: 18.43). 08/2012; 30(29):e294-8. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.42.4531
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