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Volume 2013, Article ID 536971, 4 pages
Case Report

Lower Limb Ischemia: Aortoiliac Thrombosis Related to Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)—Case Report and Review of the Literature

1San Lorenzo Hospital UOSD Vascular Surgery, Valdagno, Italy
2University of Verona, Vascular Surgery Department, Verona, Italy
3Cà Foncello Hospital, Internal Medicine Department, Treviso, Italy

Received 22 April 2013; Accepted 24 June 2013

Academic Editors: R. Mofidi and C. Tunon-de-Lara

Copyright © 2013 Arnaldo Toffon 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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