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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 173687, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/173687
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Delayed Presentation of Pharyngeal Erosion after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

Received 1 December 2014; Accepted 14 January 2015

Academic Editor: Ali F. Ozer

Copyright © 2015 Amit Nathani 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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