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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 621476, 5 pages
Atypical Presentation of Thoracic Disc Herniation: Case Series and Review of the Literature
Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8631 West Third Street, Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Received 17 January 2013; Accepted 12 March 2013
Academic Editors: I. Madrazo and T. Tsurumoto
Copyright © 2013 Ali Shirzadi 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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