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ECR 2019 / C-3083
Arrested pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus in four symptomatic patients: principal diagnostic elements, pitfalls and differential diagnosis.
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-3083
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Education and training, Developmental disease, Normal variants, eLearning, Education, MR, CT, Head and neck, Ear / Nose / Throat, Anatomy
Authors: M. Pietragalla, M. Bartolucci, F. Giuntoli, G. B. Verrone, C. Nardi, M. S. Squadrelli, M. Trovati, V. Miele, S. Colagrande; Florence/IT


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