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Bouveret syndrome
  1. N Mumoli,
  2. M Cei,
  3. R Luschi,
  4. G Carmignani,
  5. F Orlandi
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Civile Livorno, Livorno, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicola Mumoli, Ospedale Civile Livorno, viale Alfieri 36, Livorno 57100, Italy; nimumoli{at}tiscali.it

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