Craniocervical stab injury: the importance of neurovascular and ligamentous imaging

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Bhatia, R., Morley, H., Singh, J. et al. Craniocervical stab injury: the importance of neurovascular and ligamentous imaging. Emerg Radiol 19, 83–85 (2012).

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  • Stab Injury
  • Craniocervical Junction
  • Left Lower Limb
  • Endovascular Coil Embolisation
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