Spinal Accessory Neuropathy Associated With the Tumor Located on the Jugular Foramen
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- Lee, So Young
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- Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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- Spinal accessory neuropathy is commonly caused by iatrogenic injury or secondary to trauma or infection.
Nevertheless, the tumor related palsy is rare. We present a case of an 18-year-old male patient suffering from
paralysis of his right trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscle. An electrophysiologic diagnostic study confirmed
the spinal accessory neuropathy of the proximal segment. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging showed the
location of tumor on the jugular foramen. However, the type of the tumor was not confirmed through biopsy
because the patient refused surgical procedure. Based on the study, it is hypothesized that the tumor located on
the jugular foramen should be considered as a cause of the spinal accessory nerve of the proximal segment.
Keywords Accessroy nerve, Glomus jugulare, Neoplasms
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