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Is the spinal cord truly affected in half of the patients with Kearns-Sayre syndrome?

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Finsterer, J. Is the spinal cord truly affected in half of the patients with Kearns-Sayre syndrome?. Neuroradiology 62, 1205–1206 (2020).

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