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Intracavitary Irradiation as a Safe Alternative for Cystic Craniopharyngiomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Fundación Clínica Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia
2Centro de Investigaciones Clínicas, Cali, Colombia
3Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia

Received 28 January 2016; Revised 13 May 2016; Accepted 15 May 2016

Academic Editor: Michael J. Eble

Copyright © 2016 Alejandro Enriquez-Marulanda 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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