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Use of Hirudo medicinalis in paediatric reconstructive surgery

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  • Contributors EV wrote the first draft of the manuscript; GC, MO, PF and SSDS contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript; SSDS also produced the iconographic documentation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.