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Recurrence Following Pulmonary Hydatid Disease Surgery

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
World Journal of Surgery (Impact Factor: 2.35). 07/2013; 38(1). DOI: 10.1007/s00268-013-2141-3
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