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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2007;12(2):77-80.
Published online June 1, 2007.
Treatment of the Palsy of the Trapezius Muscle - 2 Cases Report -
In-Hyeok Rhyou, Hak-Soo Kim, Seong-Eoun Kim, Bo-Gun Suh, Chaeik-Chung, Kyung-Chul Kim
승모근 마비의 수술적 치료 경험 - 2례 보고 -
류인혁, 김학수, 김성언, 서보건, 정재익, 김경철
We report 2 patients with the palsy of the trapezius caused by spinal accessory nerve injury. Two patients complained of shoulder pain and inability to abduct their arms above horizontal plane. One patient had trapezial palsy after sustaining penetrating injury of neck by sharp object. He was managed by nerve reconstruction with sural nerve graft at post-injury 7 months. He fully recovered active shoulder abduction and did not feel pain anymore. The other patient had paresthesia along orofacial area and winginig scapula after thyroid operation. We managed her with exploration and neurolysis. Orofacial symptom and winging scapula had gone. She could elevate her arm above horizontal plane. The clinical characteristics of these patients were presented with review of previously published articles.

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