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Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome: a mimic of acute appendicitis
  1. Harika Tirumani1,
  2. Sree Harsha Tirumani2
  1. 1 SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, India
  2. 2 Department of Imaging, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sree Harsha Tirumani, Department of Imaging, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA; tirumani.sreeharsha{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors SHT: design and data acquisition. HT: draft of manuscript.

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