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Advances in Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 702412, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/702412
Clinical Study

Significance of the Intraoperative Methylene Blue Test for Postoperative Evaluation of the Vesicourethral Anastomosis

1Department of Urology, University Hospital of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
2Department of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

Received 28 February 2012; Accepted 25 May 2012

Academic Editor: Maxwell V. Meng

Copyright © 2012 J. N. Nyarangi-Dix et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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