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Volume 2014, Article ID 963497, 8 pages
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Clinical Study

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Tubercular Spondylitis

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paraplegia & Rehabilitation, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, 52 / 9-J, Medical Enclave, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India
2Department of Surgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India
3Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India

Received 5 February 2014; Accepted 10 March 2014; Published 3 April 2014

Academic Editor: Othmar Schöb

Copyright © 2014 Roop Singh 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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