I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Jan 31

J Neurosurg Case Lessons



Transfer of the anterior C3 levator scapulae motor nerve branch for spinal accessory nerve injury: illustrative case.


Gatskiy AA, Tretyak IB, Tsymbaliuk YV
J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2022 Jan 31; 3(5).
PMID: 36130564.


Injury to the spinal accessory nerve (Acc) results in loss of motor function of the trapezius muscle and leads to severe shoulder problems. A vast number of surgical strategies have been proposed to reinnervate (suture, grafting, and nerve transfers) or compensate (tendon and muscle transfers) the lost function of the trapezius muscle.