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Identification of the spinal accessory nerve within the surgical field during primary exploration of the brachial plexus in infants with obstetric palsy.
Pain, quality of life, and spinal accessory nerve status after neck dissection.
25), it was found that the upper segment of the trapezius muscle is innervated by a fine single branch arising from the spinal accessory nerve in the posterior triangle of the neck.
Flanagan testified that had she been informed of a risk of injury to the spinal accessory nerve and had she been apprised of the alternatives, such as observation and/or needle biopsy, she would have declined to authorize the excision of the enlarged node.
Anatomic relationship between the spinal accessory nerve and internal jugular vein in the upper neck.
Recent reports of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx would suggest that certain lymph node levels (especially level II-B) may not require dissection, thus shortening operative time and minimizing potential morbidityto the spinal accessory nerve.
We conducted a prospective study of 11 patients to (1) determine the feasibility of electrophysiologic monitoring of the spinal accessory nerve (SAN) during modified radical neck dissection, (2) determine whether a threshold increase in current is required to stimulate the SAN by comparing the amount of current on initial identification of the SAN and the amount of current after completion of the dissection prior to closure, and (3) determine whether clinical outcome measures of shoulder syndrome at 72 hours and 45 days postoperatively are affected by a threshold increase.