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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 571656, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/571656
Case Report

Fatal Vertebral Artery Injury in Penetrating Cervical Spine Trauma

1Boston University Medical Center, 840 Harrison Avenue, Dowling 2 North, Orthopaedic Administration, Boston, MA 02118, USA
2Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA

Received 4 July 2015; Revised 15 October 2015; Accepted 18 October 2015

Academic Editor: Hidetoshi Ikeda

Copyright © 2015 Chadi Tannoury and Anthony Degiacomo. 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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