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Pointing the wrong way? A subtle finding on cervical plain films
  1. Hugo De Sao Jose Martinho De Oliveira,
  2. Hunniya Waseem,
  3. Deborah Mayne
  1. Emergency Department, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hugo De Sao Jose Martinho De Oliveira, Emergency Department, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB, UK; hugo.oliveira{at}doctors.net.uk

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