The use of foam sclerotherapy for treatment of head and neck vascular malformations

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.08). 05/2009; 47(8):631-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.03.007
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