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Intrauterine thrombosis of the ductus venosus leading to neonatal demise
  1. P Witters1,
  2. N Reynaert1,
  3. L Pattyn2,
  4. L Vercammen2,
  5. F Claus3,
  6. A Debeer1,
  7. G Naulaers1,
  8. C Vanhole1
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, University hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, AZ Turnhout, St. Joseph Campus, Turnhout, Belgium
  3. 3Department of Radiology, University hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to P Witters, Department of Neonatology, University hospitals Gasthuisberg, Kuleuven, Herestraat 49, B3000 Leuven, Belgium; peter.witters{at}

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