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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-61

Identification of accessory nerve in neck dissection: The telephone wire appearance

Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, RCC, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Dr. Bipin T Varghese
Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, RCC, Trivandrum, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_16_18

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Based on documented observations in neck dissection of more than 700 cases, a distinct appearance of the distal segment of trapezius branch of accessory nerve in the posterior triangle of the neck is described which has been coined 'the telephone wire appearance' by the author.

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