Kupffer-phase EUS: the contrast agent that magnifies liver metastasis.

Published on Feb 1, 2021in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy6.89
· DOI :10.1016/J.GIE.2020.09.035
Silvia Carrara20
Estimated H-index: 20
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Alessandro Repici71
Estimated H-index: 71
(Humanitas University)
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