Rev Neurol (Paris) 2021 May 18;177(5):498-507. Epub 2020 Aug 18.
CHU Caen, Department of Neurosurgery, Avenue de la Côte-de-Nacre, 14000 Caen, France; Université Caen Normandie, Medical School, 14000 Caen, France; INSERM, UMR-S U1237, Physiopathology and Imaging of Neurological Disorders (PhIND), GIP Cyceron, 14000 Caen, France. Electronic address:
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