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Pituitary Stone or Calcified Pituitary Tumor? Three Cases and Literature Review

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1 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Bab El Oued Teaching Hospital, Algiers, Algeria
Article Notes and Dates
International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: July 2015, 13 (3); e28383.Published Online: July 1, 2015
Article Type: Case Report; Received : March 3, 2015; Revised : May 25, 2015; Accepted : May 28, 2015

To Cite : Chentli F, Safer-Tabi A. Pituitary Stone or Calcified Pituitary Tumor? Three Cases and Literature Review, Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2015 ;13(3):e28383. doi: 10.5812/ijem.28383v2.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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