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Avci, S., Açikgöz, B. & Gündoğdu, S. Delayed neurological symptoms from the spontaneous migration of a bullet in the lumbosacral spinal canal. Case report. Spinal Cord 33, 541–542 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.1995.117
- spinal canal
- lumbosacral spine
- gunshot wound
- migrating bullet
- spinal injury
- neurological deficit