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Sticking Up for the Immune System Integrity: Should the Thymus Be Preserved During Cardiac Surgery?

By Sara Ferrando-Martínez, M. Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández and Manuel Leal

Submitted: February 18th 2011Reviewed: July 8th 2011Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/27479

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Sara Ferrando-Martínez, M. Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández and Manuel Leal (February 29th 2012). Sticking Up for the Immune System Integrity: Should the Thymus Be Preserved During Cardiac Surgery?, Perioperative Considerations in Cardiac Surgery Cuneyt Narin, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/27479. Available from:

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