Accessory nerve palsy following carotid endarterectomy. Report of two cases

K. W. Swann, Roberto Heros

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Abstract

Two patients who had an accessory nerve palsy following carotid endarterectomy are presented. Both patients had high carotid bifurcations necessitating unusually high retraction and dissection. The ipsilateral accessory nerve was injured in the anterior cervical triangle in both cases. It is believed that vigorous lateral retraction of the superior aspect of the sternocleidomastoid muscle led to a stretch injury of the nerve. The symptoms completely resolved in both patients within 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume63
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Accessory Nerve
Carotid Endarterectomy
Paralysis
Dissection
Muscles
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Accessory nerve palsy following carotid endarterectomy. Report of two cases. / Swann, K. W.; Heros, Roberto.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 63, No. 4, 01.12.1985, p. 630-632.

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