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Vol. 22 - Num. 85

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

A misterious stomach dilatation

Sandra Llorente Pelayoa, Jesús Ramírez Berriosa, Iván Carabaño Aguadoa, Constanza Liébana de Rojasb, Elisa Fernández Cookec, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoa, Enrique Medina Beníteza

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bSección de Radiodiagnóstico Infantil. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
cSección de Infectología. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: S Llorente. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Llorente Pelayo S, Ramírez Berrios J, Carabaño Aguado I, Liébana de Rojas C, Fernández Cooke E, Salcedo Lobato E, et al. A misterious stomach dilatation. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:67-71.

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