Injury to the eleventh cranial nerve in a high school wrestler

Orthop Rev. 1986 Sep;15(9):590-5.


Injury to the 11th cranial nerve is not uncommon and is usually associated with surgical procedures in the posterior triangle of the neck. Although palsy resultant from external trauma has been described, there have been no cases reported of this injury occurring in a wrestler. This paper reports on such a case and reviews both the anatomic and the clinical aspects of 11th-nerve palsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accessory Nerve / physiology
  • Accessory Nerve Injuries*
  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Electromyography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neural Conduction
  • Shoulder / innervation
  • Sports*
  • Wrestling*