Sternal metastasis - the forgotten column and its effect on thoracic spine stability
Robert Pearse Piggott, Mark Curtin, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Mutaz Jadaan, John Patrick McCabe, Aiden Devitt, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Galway University Hospitals, the West/North West Hospitals Group, HSE, Galway H91 YR71, Ireland
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Correspondence to: Robert Pearse Piggott, Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Galway University Hospitals, the West/North West Hospitals Group, HSE, Newcastle Road, Galway H91 YR71, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 13, 2016
Peer-review started: December 16, 2016
First decision: March 27, 2017
Revised: April 1, 2017
Accepted: April 23, 2017
Article in press: April 24, 2017
Published online: June 18, 2017