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Intercostal ancient schwannoma mimicking an apical lung tumour
  1. F Petteruti1,
  2. G De Luca2,
  3. A Lerro1,
  4. A Luciano1,
  5. I Cozzolino3,
  6. P Pepino1
  1. 1
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Units, “Pineta Grande” Clinic, Castel Volturno, Caserta, Italy
  2. 2
    Thoracic Surgery Units, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
  3. 3
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomorfologiche e Funzionali, Servizio di Anatomia Patologica, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
  1. Dr A Lerro, Via Diocleziano, 178 Napoli, Italy; cardiothorax.pineta{at}

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