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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 378218, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/378218
Case Report

Small Bowel Perforation as a Postoperative Complication from a Laminectomy

1Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), 1750 E. Independence Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36608, USA
3Department of Radiology, West Palm Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA
4Department of Surgery, West Palm Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA

Received 19 March 2015; Accepted 28 June 2015

Academic Editor: Yoshiharu Kawaguchi

Copyright © 2015 Robert H. Krieger 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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