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Synchronous Adeno-squamous Carcinoma of Gallbladder and Adenocarcinoma of Common Bile Duct: Twin Trouble

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I would like to thank Dr. Bharti Varshney (Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Jodhpur) for editing the manuscript.

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Varshney, V.K., Rao, M., Soni, S.C. et al. Synchronous Adeno-squamous Carcinoma of Gallbladder and Adenocarcinoma of Common Bile Duct: Twin Trouble. J Gastrointest Canc 50, 1014–1017 (2019).

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