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Tetraparesis by Isolated Cervical Spine Metastasis as Manifestation of Occult Cancer

Roberto Manfredini, MD; Benedetta Boari, MD; Olga la Cecilia, MD; Massimo Gallerani, MD
Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(8):1113. doi:.
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It is plausible that certain rare or infrequently seen diseases might escape clinical diagnosis. Sometimes, however, this is a result of shortcomings of both physicians and patients—a short attention span or cursory treatment, impatience while taking the medical history, inaccurate clinical examination, misinterpreting signs and symptoms, poor patient compliance, and concomitant masking diseases.

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