Techniques in Coloproctology

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Conflict of interest

Carlo Ratto was, for 1 year, member of the THD Advisory Board; no personal salary was received.

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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.Proctology Unit, University Hospital “A. Gemelli”Catholic UniversityRomeItaly

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