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Diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma: a clinico- pathologic and prognostic study on 1470 biopsy specimens

Author(s): Sadighi S | Tirgary F | Raafat J | Mohagheghi MA | Safavi S | Vaziri S

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 67;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 579;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Non Hodgkin lymphoma | clinicopathologic | WHO | classification | Immunohistochemistry

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