Spinal accessory nerve lesions.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The spinal accessory nerve, primarily a motor nerve, innervates the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. Proximally, lesions can occur intracranially at the skull base or just outside the jugular foramen producing ipsilateral weakness of trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles; or distally, in the posterior neck triangle causing trapezius muscle weakness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, EW

Published Date

  • February 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 19214936

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-8235

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0028-1124026


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States