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13) In the present case the medial right crus attached to the bodies and intervertebral discs of the upper three lumbar vertebrae and blended with the anterior longitudinal ligament, but the additional right crus was attached only to the intervertebral disc between L3 and L4.
The mechanisms triggering haemorrhage into the retropharyngeal space are thought to be due to injury to the longus colli muscles on the anterior surface of the vertebral bodies, the anterior longitudinal ligament or the anterior muscular and spinal branches of the vertebral artery (3).

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