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Lymphangioma: a rare cause of a mediastinal mass
  1. R J Parker,
  2. P J Cadman,
  3. C G Wathen
  1. Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2TT, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R J Parker
    Thoracic Medicine Office, Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2TT, UK;

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