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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 597371, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/597371
Case Report

Regression of Hypervascular Nodules in a Patient with Wilson's Disease Awaiting Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplant Unit and Radiology Department, Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, 75679 Paris, France

Received 30 March 2009; Revised 23 July 2009; Accepted 29 August 2009

Academic Editor: Josep M. Grinyó

Copyright © 2009 Alcindo Pissaia Jr. 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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