Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology

, Volume 143, Issue 12, pp 2637–2639 | Cite as

Image-guided ablations in patients with thyroid tumors

  • Valerio Ferrara
  • Ciriaco Buonomenna
  • Giovanni Mauri
Letter to the Editor


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Conflict of interest

Valerio Ferrara declares that he has no conflict of interest. Ciriaco Buonomenna declares that he has no conflict of interest. Giovanni Mauri declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Milano, Scuola di Specializzazione in RadiodiagnosticaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Radiologia InterventisticaIRCCS Istituto Europeo di OncologiaMilanItaly

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