Portal hypertensive biliopathy and bile duct varices presenting as jaundice.

Published on Jan 27, 2021in Endoscopy7.341
· DOI :10.1055/A-1337-1994
Gloria Tacchella (University of Verona), Odenca Gjermeni (University of Verona)+ 2 AuthorsNicola Martinelli55
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