Neck treatment and shoulder morbidity: Still a challenge

Bradley, Patrick J; Ferlito, Alfio; Silver, Carl E; Takes, Robert P; Woolgar, Julia A; Strojan, Primo; Suárez, Carlos; Coskun, Hakan; Zbären, Peter; Rinaldo, Alessandra (2010). Neck treatment and shoulder morbidity: Still a challenge. Head & neck - journal for the sciences and specialties of the head and neck, 33(7), pp. 1060-1067. New York, N.Y.: J. Wiley 10.1002/hed.21495

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Shoulder complaints and functional impairment are common sequelae of neck dissection. This is often attributed to injury of the spinal accessory nerve by dissection or direct trauma. Nevertheless, shoulder morbidity may also occur in cases in which the spinal accessory nerve has been preserved. In this article, the physiology and pathophysiology of the shoulder are discussed, followed by a consideration of the impact of neck dissection on shoulder complaints, functional impairment, and quality of life. Finally, rehabilitation will be considered. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2010.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

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Zbären, Peter




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04 Oct 2013 14:10

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