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Reply to Comment to: Preventing parastomal hernia with modified stapled mesh stoma reinforcement technique (SMART) in patients who underwent surgery for rectal cancer: a case–control study. Li J, Zhang W

  • A. E. Canda
  • C. Terzi
  • C. Agalar
  • T. Egeli
  • C. Arslan
  • C. Altay
  • F. Obuz


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDokuz Eylul University School of MedicineIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiodiagnosticsDokuz Eylul University School of MedicineIzmirTurkey

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