Who Gives a Shrug...?!

May 18, 2015

Question:   You are performing a Level V neck dissection, including areas VA and VB.  What landmark can be used to help identify the spinal accessory nerve (CN XI)? [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]

Answer to last week's question, Gland Land (May 11, 2015): 

Warthin's tumor.  Also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum.  This benign tumor is second to pleomorphic adenoma in frequency within the parotid gland and is commonly seen in eldery, white, males with a history of tobacco use.