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Endocrine tumors of the pancreas recent advances in research and management

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Published by Karger in Basel, New York .
Written in English


  • Islands of Langerhans -- Tumors,
  • Pancreas -- Tumors,
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms,
  • Neoplastic Endocrine-Like Syndromes

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementvolume editors, M. Mignon, R.T. Jensen.
SeriesFrontiers of gastrointestinal research ;, vol. 23
ContributionsMignon, M., Jensen, R. T.
LC ClassificationsRC280.P25 E53 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1102099M
ISBN 103805559534
LC Control Number94027027

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