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Tumefactive perivascular spaces: a rare incidental finding
  1. Ashim Kumar Lahiri,
  2. Penelope Louise Slaney
  1. Department of Radiology, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ashim Kumar Lahiri, Department of Radiology, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worceste WR5 1DD, UK; ashim_lahiri{at}

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  • Contributors AKL drafted the manuscript and prepared the figures. PLS reviewed the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Josh Klein, Boston,

    Massachusetts, USA.

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