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Dilated ducts of the Blandin-Nuhn gland: transient entity
  1. Ambra Di Altobrando1,
  2. Cosimo Misciali1,
  3. Achille Tarsitano2,
  4. Iria Neri1
  1. 1Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University Hospital of Bologna Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna, Italy
  2. 2Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University Hospital of Bologna Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ambra Di Altobrando, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University Hospital of Bologna Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna BO 40138, Italy; ambra.dialtobrando{at}studio.unibo.it

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