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Parascapular muscle atrophy as a delayed effect of radiation treatment
  1. Shivam Om Mittal1⇑,
  2. Bashar Katirji2
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  2. 2 Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shivam Om Mittal, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,200 1st street SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA; shivamommittal{at}, mittal.shivam{at}

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Jon Walters, Swansea, UK.

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