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Spontaneous unilateral accessory nerve palsy: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17661123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Isolated spinal accessory nerve (SAN) palsy is a well-recognized complication of surgical prodecures in the posterior triangle of the neck. Various rare etiological factors were also described. Whatever the etiology, the typical clinical features of SAN palsy can be listed as atrophy/weakness of the trapezius muscle and moderate winging of the scapula. It is imperative to promptly diagnose this condition in the early stage to avoid long-term impairment and to have a better functional outcome. Herein, we present a patient with a diagnosis of spontaneous spinal accessory nerve palsy, which was rarely reported in the relevant literature.
Authors:
Oya Ozdemir; Asli Kurne; Cağri Temuçin; Kubilay Varli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-10-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1581-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey. oyaunalozdemir@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accessory Nerve / injuries*
Accessory Nerve Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Adult
Cumulative Trauma Disorders / complications*
Humans
Male
Mononeuropathies / complications,  etiology*
Muscle Weakness / etiology

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