Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Iatrogenic Accessory Nerve Palsy after Laterocervical Lymph Node Biopsy-Clinico-Surgical Considerations on 42 Cases and Review of the Literature

Stefano Ferraresi*, Elisabetta Basso, Maria Angela Pino and Piero Dipasquale

Department of Neurosurgery, Ospedale di Perugia - Santa Maria della Misericordia, Rovigo, Italy

*Correspondance to: Stefano Ferraresi 

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Abstract

Aim of the Authors is to cast a light on a very severe iatrogenic injury, with long-lasting and potentially devastating consequences for the victims and a very low level of awareness among the general surgeons, who are usually the actors of the damage. The main features of the typically involved patients, their clinical presentation and theresults obtainable after surgeryand rehabilitation are investigated at light ofthe timing of injury and the type of repair.

Keywords:

Iatrogenic injury; Posterior cervical triangle; Spinal accessory nerve

Citation:

Ferraresi S, Basso E, Pino MA, Dipasquale P. Iatrogenic Accessory Nerve Palsy after Laterocervical Lymph Node Biopsy-Clinico-Surgical Considerations on 42 Cases and Review of the Literature. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1466.

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