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Dilation or biodegradable stent placement for recurrent benign esophageal strictures: a randomized controlled trial.

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Summary of "Dilation or biodegradable stent placement for recurrent benign esophageal strictures: a randomized controlled trial."

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Name: Endoscopy
ISSN: 1438-8812
Pages: C12

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