Abstract:The authors identified the nerve of McKenzie in most specimens. This nerve, if overlooked during surgical treatment of spasmodic torticollis, may result in continued symptoms. The nerve of McKenzie was often concealed within the denticulate ligament or adventitia of the vertebral artery. The authors hope the data presented here will aid neurosurgeons and decrease complications in patients who undergo neurotomy for spasmodic torticollis.
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