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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 732584, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/732584
Case Report

Unilateral Hemiparesis with Thoracic Epidural in an Adolescent

1Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
2Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Medical Center, 1740 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Received 6 December 2011; Accepted 18 January 2012

Academic Editors: I.-O. Lee, P. Michalek, and S. Ogawa

Copyright © 2012 Rosalie F. Tassone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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