cervical plexus


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cervical plexus

[′sər·və·kəl ′plek·səs]
(neuroscience)
A plexus in the neck formed by the anterior branches of the upper four cervical nerves.
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No information about preservation or removal of the cervical plexus was given to the examiner who evaluated patients for shoulder mobility, face and neck cutaneous sensation, and QoL.
Sacrifice of the cervical plexus during neck dissection seems to play a pivotal role in the development and persistence of neck morbidity.
On the other hand, Dilber et al surveyed patients regarding pain that originated solely in the shoulder, and they reported no differences in pain and mobility rates between patients whose cervical plexus was and was not spared.
Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block combined with general anesthesia administered in thyroid operations.
Superficial selective cervical plexus block following total thyroidectomy: a randomized trial.
Superficial or deep cervical plexus block for carotid endarterectomy: a systematic review of complications.
For these reasons, a superficial cervical plexus block is an option worth considering in selected cases.
The superficial cervical plexus is approached at the midpoint of the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Despite its relative safety, superficial cervical plexus anaesthesia requires certain precautions.
Ultrasonography allows precise mapping of the deep cervical plexus.
The cervical plexus is formed from the ventral rami of the upper four cervical spinal nerves, supplying motor branches to the diaphragm and neck muscles, and sensation for much of the skin and integument of the neck.