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Vertebral sarcoidosis mimicking metastases
  1. C M Rice1,
  2. V Beric2,
  3. S Love3,
  4. N J Scolding1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Department of Neuropathology, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence toDr C M Rice, Department of Neurology, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE, UK; c.m.rice{at}

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