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A spontaneously vanishing primary cerebral lymphoma “ghost tumour”
  1. H Takekawa1,
  2. A Hozumi1,
  3. K Hirata1,
  4. K Yamazaki2
  1. 1
    Department of Neurology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
  2. 2
    Department of Neurology, Tokyo Medical University Kasumigaura Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Hidehiro Takekawa, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Dokkyo Medical University, Kitakobayashi, Tochigi 321–0293, Japan; takehide{at}

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