Hemiballismus secondary to metastatic breast cancer

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Vale, T.C., Vasconcelos, L.P.B., Marques, F.S. et al. Hemiballismus secondary to metastatic breast cancer. Neurol Sci 35, 795–796 (2014) doi:10.1007/s10072-014-1654-3

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