long thoracic nerve


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long tho·rac·ic nerve

[TA]
arises from the fifth, sixth, and seventh cervical nerves (roots of brachial plexus), descends the neck behind the brachial plexus, and is distributed to the serratus anterior muscle; it is somewhat unusual in that it courses on the superficial aspect of the muscle it supplies; its paralysis results in "winged scapula."

long tho·rac·ic nerve

(lawng thōr-as'ik nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the fifth, sixth, and seventh cervical nerves (roots of brachial plexus), descends the neck behind the brachial plexus, and is distributed to the serratus anterior muscle; it is somewhat distinctive in that it courses on the superficial aspect of the muscle it supplies; its paralysis results in "winged scapula."
Synonym(s): nervus thoracicus longus [TA] .

Bell,

Sir Charles, Scottish surgeon, anatomist, and physiologist, 1774-1842.
Bell law - the ventral spinal roots are motor, the dorsal are sensory. Synonym(s): Bell-Magendie law; Magendie law
Bell-Magendie law - Synonym(s): Bell law
Bell palsy - paresis or paralysis, usually unilateral, of the facial muscles, caused by dysfunction of the 7th cranial nerve. Synonym(s): peripheral facial paralysis
Bell phenomenon - upward movement of the eye on attempted eyelid closure in a patient with peripheral facial paralysis.
Bell respiratory nerve - Synonym(s): long thoracic nerve
Bell spasm - involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Synonym(s): facial tic
external respiratory nerve of Bell - Synonym(s): long thoracic nerve
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Furthermore, other potential causes of a winged scapula such as long thoracic nerve neuropathy, accessory nerve lesion, neuralgic amyotrophy, C7 radiculopathy, and progressive muscular dystrophy were excluded by ENMG.
The long thoracic nerve is anastomosed to the larger segment of the facial nerve.
Signs and symptoms in 32 patients with West Nile virus (WNV)-associated paralysis Acute infection, 4-month follow up, N = 32 N = 27 Systemic sign or symptom n(%) n(%) Fever (temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C) 29(91) 0 Nausea with or without vomiting 26(81) 0 Headache 28(88) 5(19) Altered mental status 16(50) 0 Meningismus 10 * (31) 0 Rash 4(13) 0 WNV-associated neurologic features Tremor 21 ([dagger]) (66) 8(25) Myoclonus 15(47) 2(6) Parkinsonism 8(25) 2(6) Cerebellar ataxia 3(9) 2(6) Limb atrophy 0 17(53) * Includes 2 patients with Guillain-Barre-like syndrome and 1 patient with long thoracic nerve weakness.