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Predictors of Schellenberg et al for Survival After Traumatic Atlanto-Occipital Dissociation

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Emergency Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery

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Atlanto-occipital dissociation (AOD) occurs when the skull base becomes separated from the vertebral column. While often fatal it is not invariably so. Schellenberg et al identified factors associated with survival. The authors are from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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