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Swimming pool filter-induced transrectal evisceration in children: Australian experience

Neil R Price, S V Soundappan, Anthony L Sparnon and Danny T Cass
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (9): 534-536.

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  • Neil R Price1
  • S V Soundappan1
  • Anthony L Sparnon2
  • Danny T Cass1

  • 1 Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: neilp@chw.edu.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

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