Management of focal intracranial infections: is medical treatment better than surgery?

Leys, D; Christiaens, J L; Derambure, P; Hladky, J P; Lesoin, F; Rousseaux, M; Jomin, M; Petit, H
June 1990
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jun1990, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p472
Academic Journal
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