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Radiological Demonstration of Choroid Plexus Causing Proximal Shunt Dysfunction

  • Lior M. Elkaim (a1), Pascal Lavergne (a2), Dominic Venne (a1) and Alexander G. Weil (a1)


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Correspondence to: Alexander G. Weil, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Saint-Justine, 3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC, Canada. Email:


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Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • ISSN: 0317-1671
  • EISSN: 2057-0155
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