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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 958732, 8 pages
Diagnostic Significance of Intracystic Nodules on MRI in Rathke’s Cleft Cyst
1Department of Neurosurgery, Fuzhou General Hospital, Fuzong Clinical College, Fujian Medical University, 156 Xihuanbei Road, Fuzhou 350025, China
2Department of Pathology, Fuzhou General Hospital, Fuzong Clinical College, Fujian Medical University, 156 Xihuanbei Road, Fuzhou 350025, China
Received 15 June 2012; Revised 9 August 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012
Academic Editor: Barry Posner
Copyright © 2012 Shou-sen Wang 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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