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Trauma to the Back of the Neck

Author: BuMin Kong, MD; Susie Lee, BA
Peer-Reviewer: Mark Hopkins, MD
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD

A 50 year old male presents with neck pain after being hit from behind with a beer bottle. He has no neurological deficits. CT is shown below.

Case courtesy of Assoc Prof Craig Hacking,, rID: 87676



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