Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Ultrasonography Findings of AlloDerm® Used in Postmastectomy Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report and Literature Review

Young Seon Kim 1 , *
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1 Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: July 2016, 13 (3); e59338
  • Published Online: May 28, 2016
  • Article Type: WOMENS' IMAGIN
  • Received: April 10, 2016
  • Accepted: April 21, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.38252

To Cite: Seon Kim Y. Ultrasonography Findings of AlloDerm® Used in Postmastectomy Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction: A Case Report and Literature Review, Iran J Radiol. 2016 ; 13(3):e59338. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.38252.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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