By Amgad S. Hanna

This ebook is a accomplished illustrated surgical consultant to operative exposures of the spinal nerves, sometimes called peripheral nerves. each one bankruptcy is dedicated to a specific nerve and describes the beginning, anatomic relatives, branches, surgical techniques, and medical value. The textual content is concise and simple to learn and is complemented through informative colour photographs from cadaveric dissections and surgeries. A separate bankruptcy on technical notes identifies surgical pearls with regards to recommendations comparable to nerve suturing and nerve transfers. Importantly, not like different peripheral nerve atlases, this booklet is observed via video clips of other methods. The e-book can be specially beneficial for citizens and fellows in education and applicants for oral board and MOC examinations. it's also designed to supply a brief illustrated overview for surgeons unusual with a technique. such a lot video clips are under five mins lengthy, and it's going to take lower than 10 mins to study each one technique, together with looking at the video. Anatomy and Exposures of Spinal Nerves will successfully fill a spot attributable to the absence of a peripheral nerve medical professional from many neurosurgery education programs.

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It courses laterally to pierce the coracobrachialis muscle after giving off several branches to supply that muscle (Fig. 2). 1007/978-3-319-14520-4_8 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. Fig. 2 The musculocutaneous nerve (1) as it enters the coracobrachialis (2). Note the comblike appearance of the branches to the coracobrachialis. Early branching can occur from higher location on the musculocutaneous nerve or the lateral cord. 3 median nerve, 4 axillary artery In the Arm (Fig.

3. 2. The axillary nerve is identified as it comes off the posterior cord at the level of the coracoid process (Fig. 1). 1. The patient can be positioned supine with a bump under the shoulder, lateral, or prone. 2. Incision is made in the posterior aspect of the arm along the posterior border of the deltoid muscle. 3. The incision is deepened through the superficial and deep fasciae. 4. The posterior border of the deltoid muscle is identified with the cutaneous branch winding around from deep to superficial.

1007/978-3-319-14520-4_12 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. 12 3. Dissection is carried along the undersurface of the trapezius using Metzenbaum scissors. Electrical stimulation is used to identify the nerve. Of note, some cutaneous cervical plexus branches may take a similar course as the spinal accessory, but they are usually superficial to the trapezius and are negative for stimulation. 4. If used as a donor, the spinal accessory nerve should be harvested distal to some trapezius branches to avoid postoperative weakness.

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