Visualization of the Long Thoracic Nerve using High-Resolution Sonography.

  title={Visualization of the Long Thoracic Nerve using High-Resolution Sonography.},
  author={Doris Lieba-Samal and Johannes F. Morgenbesser and T Moritz and Gerlinde Maria Gruber and Maria Bernathova and Johan Michaud and Gerd Bodner},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  volume={36 3},
PURPOSE The long thoracic nerve (LTN) innervates the serratus anterior muscle (SA) which plays an important role in shoulder function. Evaluation of the LTN has so far been restricted to clinical assessment and partly electromyography and neurography. Progress of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) increasingly enables visualization of small peripheral nerves and their pathologies. We therefore aimed at (a) clarifying the possibility of visualization of the LTN from its origin to the most distal… CONTINUE READING


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