February 2010, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 358-361,
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Why Does No One Want to Perform Lymph Node Dissection Anymore?
- Kelly M. McMasters MD, PhD
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- 1. Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 550 S. Jackson St., Louisville, KY, USA