thoracic nerve


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thoracic nerve

Any of the twelve pairs of spinal nerves originating in the thoracic segments of the spinal cord. Each thoracic nerve emerges from the spinal canal through the intervertebral foramen below its corresponding vertebra. Thoracic spinal nerves innervate the trunk.
See also: nerve
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Serratus muscle stimulation effectively treats notalgia paresthetica caused by long thoracic nerve dysfunction: a case series.
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 3 patients presented in this article underwent facial reanimation by separate sural nerve grafting of the periorbital region with a facial nerve--sural nerve anastomosis and a facial nerve-long thoracic nerve mastomosis for mid- and lower-face reanimation.
The patient with long thoracic nerve palsy was not hospitalized.
The C5 nerve usually receives a small contribution from the fourth-cervical nerve and the T1 nerve normally receives one from the second thoracic nerve.
Table 1 Differential diagnoses for Paget Schroetter syndrome Pain * Neurogenic TOS * Cervical radiculopathy * Brachial plexopathy * Rotator cuff tendinopathy * Subacromial impingement * Scapular dysfunction * Biceps tendinopathy * Labral tear * Instability * Quadrilateral space syndrome * Long thoracic nerve palsy * Suprascapular nerve palsy * Peripheral nerve entrapment Swelling * Arterial TOS * Compartment syndrome * Lymphedema * Esophageal or cardiac disease * Complex regional pain syndrome * Intramuscular hemorrhage * Inflammatory disorder * Cellulitis * Breast cancer * Neoplastic compression of mediastinal blood vessels
Compressive neuropathy of long thoracic nerve and accessory nerve secondary to heavy load bearing.