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Pulmonary ossification: an unusual incidental finding of a transthoracic CT guided needle biopsy of a lung lesion
  1. Francisco José Fernández-Fernández1,
  2. Cristina Durana-Tonder2,
  3. María José Bello-Peón3,
  4. Tamara Caínzos-Romero1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Arquitecto Marcide, Ferrol, Spain
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Hospital Arquitecto Marcide, Ferrol, Spain
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Hospital Arquitecto Marcide, Ferrol, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Francisco J Fernández-Fernández, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Arquitecto Marcide, 15405 Ferrol, Spain; fjf-fernandez{at}

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