ASO Author Reflections: From Concept to Real Clinical Practice of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Left-Sided Pancreatic Cancer

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Kang, C.M. ASO Author Reflections: From Concept to Real Clinical Practice of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Left-Sided Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 27, 5237–5238 (2020).

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