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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 181–182 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor: Mesenteric Lymphatic Vessel Density Is Associated with Disease Behavior and Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease

  • Lindsay K. DickersonEmail author
  • Simon De Freitas
  • Marcos E. Pozo
  • Bashar Safar
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

Authors’ Contributions

LKD and SDF conceived of and composed this letter to the editor, and acquired and synthesized contributing references. MEP and BS revised the intellectual content of the manuscript. All authors gave final approval of the version to be published.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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