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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 148053, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/148053
Case Report

A Rare Case of an Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a Middle-Aged Female

1Department of Radiology, “Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2Department of Pathology, “Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
3Department of Cardiology, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Received 5 July 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: K. Aogi and M. Ryberg

Copyright © 2012 Lamprini Kosma 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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