Recurrent Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Ulcerated Gastric Elastofibroma: Unprecedented Presentation of a Rare Condition

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Loconte, I., Principi, M., Ingravallo, G. et al. Recurrent Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Ulcerated Gastric Elastofibroma: Unprecedented Presentation of a Rare Condition. J Gastrointest Canc 51, 1074–1076 (2020).

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