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Microvascular free flap reconstruction of skull base penetrating tumors. / Vuola, Jyrki; Öhman, Juha; Mäkitie, Antti A.

In: JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2011, p. 313-319.

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Vuola, J, Öhman, J & Mäkitie, AA 2011, 'Microvascular free flap reconstruction of skull base penetrating tumors', JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 313-319. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1278715

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Vuola, J., Öhman, J., & Mäkitie, A. A. (2011). Microvascular free flap reconstruction of skull base penetrating tumors. JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 27(5), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1278715

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Vuola J, Öhman J, Mäkitie AA. Microvascular free flap reconstruction of skull base penetrating tumors. JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY. 2011;27(5):313-319. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1278715

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Vuola, Jyrki ; Öhman, Juha ; Mäkitie, Antti A. / Microvascular free flap reconstruction of skull base penetrating tumors. In: JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY. 2011 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 313-319.

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