Clinical and Laboratory Methods in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis in Children

Groselj-Grenc, Mojca; Repše, Stane; Vidmar, Dubravka; Derganc, Metka
June 2007
Croatian Medical Journal;2007, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p353
Academic Journal
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