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Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5609647, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5609647
Review Article

Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Refractory Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Section of Gastroenterology, S. Elia-M. Raimondi Hospital, Caltanissetta, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to M. Maida

Received 2 May 2017; Revised 17 June 2017; Accepted 28 June 2017; Published 1 August 2017

Academic Editor: John N. Plevris

Copyright © 2017 M. Maida 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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