Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 210–211 | Cite as

Invited editorial

  • Anders Mellgren
  • Annika López
  • Jan Zetterström
Original Contributions


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© The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Mellgren
    • 1
  • Annika López
    • 1
  • Jan Zetterström
    • 1
  1. 1.StockholmSweden

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