Letter to the Editor. The efficacy of local vancomycin for reducing surgical site infections after cranioplasty

Ravi Sharma MBBS, Manoj Phalak MCh and Varidh Katiyar MBBS
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  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Contributor Notes

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online February 16, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2017.7.JNS171589.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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