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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 646352, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/646352
Case Report

A Rarely Seen Multilevel Thoracic Vertebral Fracture after a Nocturnal Hypoglycemic Convulsion Attack

1Department of Physical Theraphy and Rehabilitation, Ankara Ataturk Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, 06280 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskisehir, Turkey
3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06560 Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Neurology, Gazi University School of Medicine, 06560 Ankara, Turkey

Received 13 October 2014; Accepted 24 March 2015

Academic Editor: Marios G. Lykissas

Copyright © 2015 Ebru Atalar 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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