Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 161, Issue 6, pp 1077–1078 | Cite as

Minimally invasive anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a valid alternative to open techniques

  • Marcel IvanovEmail author
Letter to the editor - Spine - Other
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Spine - Other



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffield Teaching HospitalsSheffieldUK

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