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Complications following anterior approaches to the cervical spine. Review of 535 surgical procedures

Bibliographic reference Viejo-Fuertes, D. ; Liguoro, D. ; Ansari, M. ; Rombouts, J.J. ; Vital, J.M. ; et. al. Complications following anterior approaches to the cervical spine. Review of 535 surgical procedures. In: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 10, no. 3, p. 177-181 (2000)
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