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Pathologica - Journal of the Italian Society of Anatomic Pathology and Diagnostic Cytopathology, Italian Division of the International Academy of Pathology | Publisher: Pacini Editore Srl, Via Gherardesca 1, 56121 Ospedaletto (Pisa), Italy | E-mail: | Website: | ISSN (online): 1591-951X