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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 306094, 13 pages
Acromegaly: Role of Surgery in the Therapeutic Armamentarium
1Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, 06720 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
2Centro Neurológico ABC, 05300 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
3Department of Neurology, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, 06720 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
4Department of Endocrinology, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, 06720 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Received 31 May 2012; Accepted 19 August 2012
Academic Editor: Chiung-Chyi Shen
Copyright © 2012 Gerardo Guinto 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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