Due to the maneuverability of the endoscope and the ability to manipulate optical field of view, we believe endoscopic PCF allows for a more thorough decompression of the cervical nerve
root beyond the pedicle with minimal bony resection.
The patient underwent computerized tomography (CT) and CT angiography (CTA) scan of the neck, which revealed the knife blade piercing the left-sided neck muscles and through the intervertebral ligaments of C IV/C V in direction to the contralateral common carotid artery, vertebral artery and cervical nerve
The transverse cervical nerve
(TCN) intertwined with EJV (Fig.
Clinical conditions are usually complicated and enigmatic when the injury is chronic, while the potential exists for abnormally prolonged arthritis of the synovial membrane, cervical nerve
root irritation of the posterior branches, and vestibular reflex abnormalities due to vestibular dysfunction, neck muscle tension, or fibromyalgia (see below), but details of the pathology remain unclear.
Some authors include the fifth cervical nerve
to the plexus which contributes to the formation of one of the motor branches of the cervical plexus called the phrenic nerve.
This case report documents resolution of hemidiaphragm paralysis and improved respiratory function with unilateral cervical nerve
root decompression alone, a finding that has not previously been described.
Contemporary findings regarding the anatomical patterns of CN XI and cervical nerve
innervation of the trapezius muscle could have implications for the development of a modified radical neck dissection (MRND) technique [3, 6].
Methods: Chinese or English (i.e., 'contralateral c-7', 'contralateral c7', 'c7 nerve root', and 'seventh cervical nerve
root') keywords were used for a literature search for articles related to CC7 nerve transfer in several databases (i.e., PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, CNKI, CQVIP, and Wanfang Data).
root transfer from contralateral normal side for treatment of brachial plexus root avulsions.
Chagla, "Retrospective analysis of peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the second cervical nerve
root in 60 surgically treated patients," Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, vol.
When you get hit in the lateral (side of) neck/spinal column (particularly the spinal nerves coming off the cord) and you lose the cervical nerve
function (called cervical radiculopathy) of cervical nerves
8, and/ or 7, 6, and/or 5, your arm and hand are useless.
root avulsion in brachial plexus injuries: magnetic resonance imaging and comparison with myelography and computerized tomography myelography.