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Bavbek, M., Inci, S., Tahta, K. et al. Primary multiple spinal extradural hydatid cysts of the literature: case report and review. Spinal Cord 30, 517–519 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.1992.108
- hydatid disease
- nuclear magnetic resonance
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