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The prespinal route in contralateral C7 nerve root transfer for brachial plexus avulsion injuries

C N Mcguiness, S P J Kay
Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2002, 27 (2): 159-60
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Contralateral C7 nerve root transfer for brachial plexus injury is described, passing the nerve through a subcutaneous tunnel on the anterior surface of the neck and chest. We recommend passing the nerve graft through the retropharyngeal space. This route has the benefits of a simpler dissection, a shorter distance and protected placement of the graft. It has been used in one clinical case.

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