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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 69, No. 2, 2007, pp. 65-67
Bioline Code: is07022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 69, No. 2, 2007, pp. 65-67

 en Case Report - Winging of scapula following lymph node biopsy in posterior triangle of neck
Sharma, Hemant; Goel, Navneet K & Maini, Lalit

Abstract

Injury to accessory nerve in the posterior triangle of neck leads to disabling paralysis of the trapezius muscle. It is a well-known but frequently forgotten complication of lymph node biopsy taken casually in minor operation theatre under local anesthesia. We describe such a patient with emphasis on prevention, early diagnosis and management.

Keywords
Accessory nerve, biopsy, lymph node, paralysis, scapula

 
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