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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149223/successful-nerve-transfers-for-traumatic-brachial-plexus-palsy-in-a-septuagenarian-a-case-report
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Parker H Johnsen, Scott W Wolfe
Background: Conventional wisdom and the available literature demonstrate compromised outcomes following nerve reconstruction for traumatic brachial plexus palsy in the elderly. We present a 74-year-old male who was reconstructed with multiple nerve transfers for brachial plexus palsy after a ski accident. Methods: Triceps to axillary nerve transfer, spinal accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer, and ulnar to musculocutaneous nerve transfer were performed 16 weeks post injury. Results: At 11 years post-op, the patient could abduct to 65° and forward flex at M4 strength, limited only by painful glenohumeral arthritis...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134956/long-thoracic-nerve-injury-caused-by-overhead-weight-lifting-leading-to-scapular-dyskinesis-and-medial-scapular-winging
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Justin B Berthold, Timothy M Burg, Ryan Paul Nussbaum
Scapular winging represents a rare phenomenon that most commonly results from nerve damage to either the long thoracic nerve, spinal accessory nerve, or, less commonly, the dorsal scapular nerve. This injury results in an abnormal scapulohumeral interaction during kinetic motion known as scapular dyskinesis. In this case report, the patient presented with scapular dyskinesis and medial scapular winging caused by overhead weight-lifting exercises, and a long thoracic nerve injury was diagnosed. Physicians are encouraged to consider long thoracic nerve damage in a patient with a history of repetitive overhead movements who presents with scapular dyskinesis and the corresponding restriction of overhead arm motions...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106660/different-branching-patterns-of-the-spinal-accessory-nerve-impact-on-neck-dissection-technique-and-postoperative-shoulder-function
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Boštjan Lanišnik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite nerve-sparing surgery, postoperative shoulder morbidity remains high and significantly impacts patient's quality of life. This review will focus on recent findings of anatomical nuances of the cranial nerve XI (CN XI) along its course in the neck and possible reasons for postoperative morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent studies identified three different branching patterns of the CN XI in the neck. In type 1 (66%), the branch for trapezius muscle exits at the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (mSCM)...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005757/correction-of-pterygium-colli-in-turner-syndrome-a-clinical-report-and-review-of-the-surgical-management
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Richard Ben Lou, Petros Konofaos, Robert D Wallace
The aim of surgery for pterygium colli (PC) is to correct the contour deformity, redistribute or remove the horizontal excess of skin, address the abnormal posterior hairline, avoid excessive scarring, and prevent recurrence. The purpose of this study is to review the available methods to correct the deformity and highlight a recent patient performed by the senior author. A modified bilateral Z-plasty technique was used for correcting PC on a 5-year-old African American girl diagnosed with Turner syndrome. The patient had an uneventful postoperative period and satisfactory functional and esthetic results were demonstrated at 1 year follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999997/level-i-lymph-node-involvement-in-patients-with-n1b-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-prospective-study
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Ahmad M Eweida, Mahmoud F Sakr, Yasser Hamza, Mohamed R Khalil, Essam Gabr, Tarek Koraitim, Hatem F Al-Wagih, Waleed Abo-Elwafa, Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Ahmed A Diab, Basma El-Sabaa, Aman S Nabawi
Most of the studies on the incidence, pattern, and predictive factors of lymph node (LN) metastasis with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) have been performed retrospectively and no common consensus has been reached regarding the predictors for the involvement of level I LNs. This study was conducted prospectively to determine the incidence and the possible predictors of level I involvement in N1b PTC patients. The study included 30 consecutive patients with N1b stage of PTC. All the patients underwent neck dissection (ND) including level I...
December 20, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975148/complications-encountered-in-ultrasonography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-and-recurrent-thyroid-cancers
#6
Cherry Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee, Young Jun Choi, Won Bae Kim, Tae Yon Sung, Jung Hwan Baek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the complication rates and describe the possible complications of ultrasonography-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of benign thyroid nodules (BTN) and recurrent thyroid cancers (RTC), and to compare the complication rates between BTN and RTC. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 875 patients who underwent RFA for BTN (746 patients; 83.5%) or RTC (129 patients; 14.7%). Medical records were reviewed for all types of complications occurring during and after the RFA procedure...
December 14, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913804/restoration-of-shoulder-abduction-in-brachial-plexus-avulsion-injuries-with-double-neurotization-from-the-spinal-accessory-nerve-a-report-of-13-cases
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K W S J Huan, J S W Tan, S H Tan, L C Teoh, F C Yong
: In upper (C5-C7) and total (C5-T1) root avulsion brachial plexus injury, a method of double neurotization from a single donor spinal accessory nerve to two target nerves (suprascapular nerve and axillary nerve) may be done, leaving donor nerves available for reconstruction procedures to restore other aspects of upper limb function. A mean range of shoulder abduction of 91° (SD 25°) was achieved through this procedure in our study of 13 cases, of which seven cases were C5-C7 root avulsion and six cases were C5-T1 root avulsion brachial plexus injuries...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896830/vagal-nerve-endings-in-visceral-pleura-and-triangular-ligaments-of-the-rat-lung
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Feng-Bin Wang, Yi-Han Liao, Yao-Chen Wang
The inner thoracic cavity is lined by the parietal pleura, and the lung lobes are covered by the visceral pleura. The parietal and visceral plurae form the pleural cavity that has negative pressure within to enable normal respiration. The lung tissues are bilaterally innervated by vagal and spinal nerves, including sensory and motor components. This complicated innervation pattern has made it difficult to discern the vagal vs. spinal processes in the pulmonary visceral pleura. With and without vagotomy, we identified vagal nerve fibres and endings distributed extensively in the visceral pleura ('P'-type nerve endings) and triangular ligaments ('L'-type nerve endings) by injecting wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase as a tracer into the nucleus of solitary tract or nodose ganglion of male Sprague-Dawley rats...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859810/high-prevalence-of-self-reported-shoulder-complaints-after-thyroid-carcinoma-surgery
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Sean H P P Roerink, Lien Coolen, Maria E Schenning, Olga Husson, Jan W A Smit, Henri A Marres, Johannes H W de Wilt, Romana T Netea-Maier
BACKGROUND: Shoulder complaints are frequently reported after surgical treatment for thyroid carcinoma. However, no specific literature on this topic is available for these patients and, hence, its impact on quality of life (QOL) is unknown and there are no known predictors of shoulder complaints in this specific patient population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of shoulder-related complaints and its relation to QOL and clinical characteristics after thyroid carcinoma surgery by means of a cross-sectional case control study in a tertiary referral center...
November 12, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806782/-modified-minimally-invasive-video-assisted-lateral-neck-dissection-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-series-of-130-cases
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D G Zhang, L Gao, L Xie, G F He, L Fang, J Chen, Y W Miao, Z Z Wang
Objective: To discuss the feasibility, safety and oncologic completeness of modified minimally invasive video-assisted lateral neck dissection (MIVALND) for papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: Data of 130 patients from Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Medical School, Zhejiang University undergoing MIVALND from January 2013 to September 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. There were 31 male and 99 female patients with the mean age of (39±11) years. The thyroidectomy and central compartment dissection were performed under a direct visual field or video-assisted (VA) approach, lateral neck dissection was performed via the VA approach...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781982/rhomboid-nerve-transfer-to-the-suprascapular-nerve-for-shoulder-reanimation-in-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-clinical-report
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J-N Goubier, F Teboul
Recovery of shoulder function is a real challenge in cases of partial brachial plexus palsy. Currently, in C5-C6 root injuries, transfer of the long head of the triceps brachii branch is done to revive the deltoid muscle. Spinal accessory nerve transfer is typically used for reanimation of the suprascapular nerve. We propose an alternative technique in which the nerve of the rhomboid muscles is transferred to the suprascapular nerve. A 33-year-old male patient with a C5-C6 brachial plexus injury with shoulder and elbow flexion palsy underwent surgery 7 months after the injury...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744536/topographic-anatomy-of-the-great-auricular-point-landmarks-for-its-localization-and-classification
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Athanasios Raikos, Thomas English, Omar Khalid Yousif, Mandeep Sandhu, Allan Stirling
PURPOSE: The great auricular point (GAP) marks the exit of the great auricular nerve at the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM). It is a key landmark for the identification of the spinal accessory nerve, and its intraoperative localization is vital to avoid neurological sequelae. This study delineates the topography and surface anatomy landmarks that used to localize the GAP. METHODS: Thirty cadaveric heminecks were dissected on a layer-by-layer approach...
October 15, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740958/the-spinal-accessory-nerve-for-functional-muscle-innervation-in-facial-reanimation-surgery-an-anatomical-and-histomorphometric-study
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Eva Placheta, Ines Tinhofer, Melanie Schmid, Lukas F Reissig, Igor Pona, Wolfgang Weninger, Thomas Rath, David Chwei-Chin Chuang, Chieh Han Tzou
INTRODUCTION: Facial reanimation surgery is performed in severe cases of facial palsy to restore facial function. In a 1-stage procedure, the spinal accessory nerve can be used as a donor nerve to power a free gracilis muscle transplant for the reanimation of the mouth. The aim of this study was to describe the surgical anatomy of the spinal accessory nerve, provide a guide for reliable donor nerve dissection, and analyze the available donor axon counts. METHODS: Dissections were performed on 10 nonembalmed cadavers (measurements of 20 nerves)...
December 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688117/comparison-of-spinal-accessory-dysfunction-following-neck-dissection-with-harmonic-scalpel-and-electrocautery-a-randomized-study
#14
Arulalan Mathialagan, Roshan K Verma, Naresh K Panda
INTRODUCTION: Harmonic scalpel is being increasingly used in neck dissection as alternative to conventional electro-cautery for achieving haemostasis. Use of harmonic scalpel has been shown to significantly reduce intra operative blood loss and intra operative time in neck dissection. But how safe is it with regards to nerve injury (spinal accessory nerve and other nerves) during neck dissection. We intended to study the spinal accessory nerve injury during neck dissection by both harmonic scalpel and electro cautery technique and compared postoperative recovery of shoulder function after neck dissection...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651689/level-iib-neck-dissection-in-oral-cavity-cancers-when-should-one-address-it
#15
Jyoti Pralhad Dabholkar, Neeti Madan Kapre
Nodal metastases is the most important prognostic marker for oral cavity cancers. Nodal dissection at level IIb risks damage to the spinal accessory nerve. We aim to study positivity of level IIb lymph nodes in oral cancers. In this non-randomized prospective observational study, 65 patients of oral cavity cancers were evaluated. Appropriate surgery for primary tumour and neck dissection were undertaken. All patients underwent level II b dissection. Out of 67 neck dissections (27 elective and 40 therapeutic), 7 patients had level IIb positive for metastases (10...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634021/oncologic-outcomes-of-selective-neck-dissection-in-hpv-related-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Joseph Zenga, Ryan S Jackson, Evan M Graboyes, Parul Sinha, Miranda Lindberg, Eliot J Martin, Daniel Ma, Wade L Thorstad, Jason T Rich, Eric J Moore, Bruce H Haughey
OBJECTIVES: To examine outcomes of selective neck dissection (SND) in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) who present with clinical neck disease. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective review. METHODS: Two institutional databases of patients with HPV-related OPSCC were reviewed to identify patients with clinical (c) N1-N3 neck disease who underwent SND ± adjuvant therapy...
September 16, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630872/paediatric-extracranial-spinal-accessory-nerve-schwannoma-an-extremely-rare-case-report
#17
Arunabha Chakravarti, Sunil Garg, Rahul Bhargava
Schwannoma in head and neck region are quiet common and generally arise from last four cranial nerves. Spinal accessory nerve involvement is very rare. We are hereby presenting an extremely rare case of paediatric XI nerve schwannoma hitherto unreported in English medical literature till date.
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543083/distal-transfers-as-a-primary-treatment-in-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-series-of-20-cases
#18
B A Ghanghurde, R Mehta, K M Ladkat, B B Raut, M R Thatte
UNLABELLED: The purpose of this study was to examine the results of spinal accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve (with or without axillary nerve neurotization) and an Oberlin transfer as primary treatment in children with Narakas type I obstetric brachial plexus injuries, when parents refused to consent to conventional nerve trunk-/root-level reconstruction. A total of 20 children with poor shoulder abduction and no biceps antigravity function but with good hand function were treated with spinal accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve and an Oberlin transfer at a mean age of 5...
October 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472746/lateral-pectoral-nerve-transfer-for-spinal-accessory-nerve-injury
#19
Andrés A Maldonado, Robert J Spinner
Spinal accessory nerve (SAN) injury results in loss of motor function of the trapezius muscle and leads to severe shoulder problems. Primary end-to-end or graft repair is usually the standard treatment. The authors present 2 patients who presented late (8 and 10 months) after their SAN injuries, in whom a lateral pectoral nerve transfer to the SAN was performed successfully using a supraclavicular approach.
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435704/sternocleidomastoid-innervation-from-an-aberrant-nerve-arising-from-the-hypoglossal-nerve-a-prospective-study-of-160-neck-dissections
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Peter A Brennan, Peyman Alam, Mostafa Ammar, Constantine Tsiroyannis, Eirini Zagkou, Susan Standring
BACKGROUND: Anatomical variants of the spinal root of the accessory nerve and cervical plexus are well known but other variants are exceptionally rare. METHODS: A prospective study of 160 selective neck dissections was undertaken following an index case, where a presumed C1 nerve (travelling with the hypoglossal nerve) was found to innervate sternocleidomastoid (SCM). A search was subsequently made for this variant while not compromising the neck dissection surgery itself...
July 19, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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