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Anomaly of the supraclavicular nerve: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16059930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a male cadaver found to have his right intermediate branch of the supraclavicular nerve piercing the clavicle. No other anomalies were found in this specimen. Following a review of the literature, it appears that symptoms related to this finding are rare but do occur most commonly involving the intermediate branch of the supraclavicular nerve. Symptoms may be alleviated with surgical decompression of the entrapped nerve. Although rare, the clinician should include entrapment of the supraclavicular nerve within the clavicle in their differential diagnosis of shoulder pain.
R Shane Tubbs; E George Salter; W Jerry Oakes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-18     Completed Date:  2006-12-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-601     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cervical Plexus / abnormalities*,  surgery
Clavicle / innervation*,  surgery
Decompression, Surgical / methods
Diagnosis, Differential
Genetic Variation
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Shoulder Pain / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery

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