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

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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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