Anatomic relationship between the spinal accessory nerve and internal jugular vein in the upper neck.

@article{Hinsley2010AnatomicRB,
  title={Anatomic relationship between the spinal accessory nerve and internal jugular vein in the upper neck.},
  author={Matthew L Hinsley and Gregory K. Hartig},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={239-41}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to precisely detail the relationship between the spinal accessory nerve (SAN) and the internal jugular vein (IJV) in the upper neck, specifically at the level of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle. STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING University hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This information was prospectively gathered intraoperatively in patients undergoing a neck dissection. The neck dissections were performed for… CONTINUE READING