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Criteria of Klyachkin et al for Mandatory Neck Exploration Following a Penetrating Injury of the Neck

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Klyachkin et al identified a number of criteria for mandatory neck exploration following a penetrating injury to the neck. A patient who does not have any of these criteria may be able to avoid unnecessary surgery. The authors are from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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