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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929067/per-operative-study-of-relation-of-zuckerkandl-tubercle-with-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-in-thyroid-surgery
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Priyanka Singh, Kalpana Sharma, Sunita Agarwal
To identify Zuckerkandl tubercle and to determine relationship between the recurrent laryngeal nerve and Zuckerkandl tubercle (ZT). Peroperative study. Intraoperatively Zuckerkandl tubercle was identified. Size of the thyroid lobe and Zuckerkandl tubercle were co-related and direction of tubercle in relation to recurrent laryngeal nerve was examined. Grading of tubercle on the basis of size was done. We studied its direction and relation with recurrent laryngeal nerve. ZT was identified in 87.86% (179 out of 206) of cases...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929066/surgical-treatment-of-retrosternal-goitre
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Kiera Welman, Richard Heyes, Paras Dalal, Sarah Hough, Marciano Bunalade, Vladimir Anikin
This study aims to evaluate surgical approaches to the management of retrosternal goitre. Between 2004 and 2014, 35 patients (eight males; mean age 67.4 ± 10.9 years) with retrosternal goitre (mainly right-sided in 9, left-sided in 14 and bilateral in 12) underwent surgery. A palpable neck mass was found in 11 (31.4%), stridor in 10 (28.6%) and thyrotoxicosis in 4 (11.4%) cases. 4 (11.4%) patients were asymptomatic. Tracheal compression was detected radiologically in 27 (77.2%) patients with deviation in 18 (51...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917827/recommendations-on-the-use-of-neuromonitoring-in-thyroid-and-parathyroid-surgery
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José Luis Pardal-Refoyo, Pablo Parente-Arias, Marta María Arroyo-Domingo, Juan Manuel Maza-Solano, José Granell-Navarro, Jesús María Martínez-Salazar, Ramón Moreno-Luna, Elvylins Vargas-Yglesias
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid and parathyroid surgery (TPTS) is associated with risk of injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, superior laryngeal nerve and voice changes. Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), intermittent or continuous, evaluates the functional state of the laryngeal nerves and is being increasingly used. This means that points of consensus on the most controversial aspects are necessary. OBJECTIVE: To develop a support document for guidance on the use of IONM in TPTS...
September 14, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913737/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-using-a-collar-access-experience-in-246-cases-with-the-cevits-technique
#4
Franz G Messenbaeck, Michael Weitzendorfer, Cornelia Kaminski, Kai Witzel
BACKGROUND: The arguments for applying minimally invasive techniques are, besides cosmetic results, reduced access trauma and less postoperative pain. In thyroid surgery, cosmetic aspects are gaining importance. Whether minimally invasive endoscopic thyroid surgery is less painful has not been shown yet. METHOD: In this study, we analyse the outcome of 246 patients who underwent cervical endoscopic video-assisted thyroid surgery (CEViTS) regarding the surgery itself, their postoperative pain and satisfaction with the procedure...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895162/laryngeal-emg-preferential-damage-of-the-posterior-cricoarytenoid-muscle-branches-especially-in-iatrogenic-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lesions
#5
Gerhard Foerster, Andreas H Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) of the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle alone may not be sufficient in all patients to characterize or prove a recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesion in cases of vocal fold immobility. LEMG of the posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscle may provide additional information. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHOD: Between 2008 and 2016, 339 patients in our laryngeal paralysis clinic were examined by transcutaneous needle TA-LEMG and, if tolerated, by PCA-LEMG...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890828/radiation-induced-gastroparesis-case-report-and-literature-review
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Pierre Annede, Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Thomas Dubergé, Cyrus Chargari, Olivier Gisserot, Jean-Pierre de Jaureguiberry
Radiation induced gastroparesis as well as the other autonomic nervous system radiation induced neuropathies are poorly described in the literature. A case of gastroparesis associated with phrenic and recurrent laryngeal nerves paralysis was observed in a 69-year old patient. She was already treated two times by rachis radiotherapy in a context of breast cancer with bone metastases. Anatomical and chronological correlation of lesions, concomitant nerve damage in the radiation fields and elimination of the main differential diagnoses allowed us to link this case of gastroparesis with the background of radiotherapy...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882960/parathyroid-carcinoma-in-patients-that-have-undergone-surgery-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Petr Libánský, Svatopluk Adámek, Petr Broulík, Martina Fialová, Josef Kubinyi, Robert Lischke, Ondřej Naňka, Pavel Pafko, Jiří Šedý, Vladimír Bobek
BACKGROUND/AIM: Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare clinical entity, which represents one of the main reasons, why surgery should be performed in specialized centres. Preoperatively, it is very difficult to distinguish between benign and malignant hyperparathyroidism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During the years 1996-2016, we performed 2,220 operations in 2,075 patients with a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. RESULTS: Among these 2,220 operations, there were 16 operations for parathyroid carcinoma...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881887/learning-curve-for-robotic-esophagectomy-and-dissection-of-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-nodes-for-esophageal-cancer
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S Y Park, D J Kim, D R Kang, S J Haam
Dissection of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) nodes is a technically demanding procedure, but robotic systems have been useful for RLN node dissection. This retrospective study investigated the learning curve for bilateral RLN node dissection in esophageal-cancer patients using a robotic system for esophageal cancer. We retrospectively reviewed 33 consecutive patients who received a robotic esophagectomy and total lymphadenectomy by single surgeon. The patients were divided into either group 1 (initial 20 cases) or group 2 (later 13 cases)...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877292/safety-and-outcomes-of-the-transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach
#9
Angkoon Anuwong, Khwannara Ketwong, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Quan-Yang Duh
Importance: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery thyroidectomy is a novel approach to avoid surgical scars. Objective: To compare the safety and outcomes of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) with those of open thyroidectomy (OT). Design, Setting, and Participants: This study retrospectively reviewed all TOETVA and OT operations performed from April 1, 2014, through August 31, 2016, at Police General Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
September 6, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870055/-lymph-node-metastasis-and-prognostic-factors-for-t1-esophageal-cancer
#10
X F Duan, X B Shang, P Tang, H J Jiang, L Gong, J Yue, M Q Ma, Z T Yu
Objective: To evaluate the lymph node metastasis (LNM) pattern and related prognostic factors for T1 esophageal cancer. Methods: Clinical data of 143 cases of pT1 esophageal cancer patients (120 male and 23 female patients with median age of 60 years) who underwent esophagectomy and lymph node resection during January 2011 and July 2016 at the Department of Esophageal Cancer of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital were reviewed, including 50 cases of T1a patients and 93 cases of T1b patients...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868026/ultrasound-guided-transoral-videolaryngoscopic-surgery-for-retropharyngeal-lymph-node-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Kazunori Fujiwara, Takahiro Fukuhara, Satoshi Koyama, Ryohei Donishi, Hideyuki Kataoka, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery, including transoral robotic surgery for metastatic retropharyngeal lymph node (RPN) from well-differentiated thyroid cancer, has been reported to reduce the complications resulting from transcervical and transmandibular approaches. However, the narrow working space and difficulty identifying RPN are problematic. To solve these issues, several studies have used intraoperative ultrasound in endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery. However, the type of ultrasonography suitable for this purpose remains unclear...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861367/safety-of-same-day-thyroidectomy-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Helmi Khadra, Salah Mohamed, Adam Hauch, John Carter, Tian Hu, Emad Kandil
BACKGROUND: Performance of thyroid surgery as a same day surgery procedure has been a controversial topic. This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of outpatient thyroid surgery with inpatient thyroid surgery by meta-analysis of current literature. METHODS: Articles were identified from the following keyword searches: outpatient thyroidectomy/thyroid surgery, same day thyroidectomy/thyroid surgery. Outcomes included perioperative complications including recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, hypocalcemia, and readmissions...
August 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859387/perioperative-outcomes-of-single-port-mediastinoscope-assisted-transhiatal-esophagectomy-for-thoracic-esophageal-cancer
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H Fujiwara, A Shiozaki, H Konishi, T Kosuga, S Komatsu, D Ichikawa, K Okamoto, E Otsuji
We developed an en bloc lymphadenectomy method in the upper mediastinum with a single-port mediastinoscopic cervical approach. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-port mediastinoscope-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. The perioperative outcomes of 60 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who underwent this operation between March 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The upper mediastinal dissection including lymphadenectomy along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, using a left cervical approach, was performed with a single-port mediastinoscopic technique, which was used to improve the visibility and handling in the deep mediastinum around the aortic arch...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859385/operative-and-survival-outcomes-in-a-series-of-100-consecutive-cases-of-robot-assisted-transhiatal-esophagectomies
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D H Dunn, E M Johnson, C A Anderson, J L Krueger, T E DeFor, J A Morphew, N Banerji
Robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE) is a technically complex procedure with potential for improved postoperative outcomes. In this report, we describe our experience with RATE in a large case series. A retrospective review was conducted to collect clinical, outcomes, and survival data for 100 consecutive patients with esophageal cancer (n = 98) and benign (n = 2) conditions undergoing RATE between March 2007 and December 2014. Progression-free (PFS) and overall (OS) survival were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier curves with comparisons by log-rank tests...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858110/predictors-of-lymph-nodes-posterior-to-the-right-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-metastasis-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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Jiru Yuan, Jinghua Li, Xiaoyi Chen, Zhenwei Zhong, Zhengbo Chen, Ying Yin, Jialin Du, Shuzhen Cong, Zeyu Wu
The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with lymph nodes posterior to the right recurrent laryngeal nerve (LN-prRLN) metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).A total of 81 PTC patients who underwent total/near-total thyroidectomy with LN-prRLN dissection in the Department of General Surgery at Guangdong General Hospital between June 2015 and August 2016 were assessed retrospectively. The relations of LN-prRLN metastasis with clinicopathologic characteristics of PTC were analyzed by univariate and multivariate logistic regression...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845015/-application-of-carbon-nanoparticles-suspension-injection-in-uremic-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-underwent-total-parathyroidectomy-2-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Qian Liu, Yi Gan, Junhui Wu, Xiaorong Li, Ntchantchou Fossi Paul Cedric
Total parathyroidectomy (PTX) can be used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in uremic patients, relieving the patient's osteolytic destruction. Complete resection of bilateral parathyroid glands is key to successful operation. Recently, 2 patients successfully received surgical treatment, in which carbon nanoparticles suspension injection were used. With the help of carbon nanoparticles suspension injection, all of the 4 hyperplastic parathyroid glands were found successfully. The parathyroid hormone(PTH) was significantly decreased after operations and the clinical symptoms were relieved simultaneously...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822609/transient-vocal-cord-paralysis-following-central-venous-hemodialysis-catheter-insertion
#17
Gül Pamukçu Günaydın, Selahattin Gürü, Elif Aslan Taş, Fatih Tanrıverdi, Gülhan Kurtoğlu Çelik
In this article, we present a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy not caused by nerve injury but due to local anesthetic infiltration that was applied prior to central venous catheterization. A 47-year-old female patient was admitted to emergency room with fatigue and nausea and was diagnosed with acute renal failure. Right jugular venous catheterization was performed for emergency hemodialysis with Seldinger technique using middle approach. Within minutes and immediately after the procedure the patient complained of hoarseness and shortness of breath, and she had stridor in her physical exam...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815834/innervation-of-the-human-posterior-cricoarytenoid-muscle-by-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve
#18
Mehmet Uludag, Nurcihan Aygun, Kinyas Kartal, Evren Besler, Adnan Isgor
BACKGROUND: The posterior cricoarytenoid muscle is the abductor muscle for the vocal cords and is innerved by the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). The purpose of this study was to present our determination if the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) contributes to the motor innervation of the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle. METHODS: We performed electromyographies (EMGs) via needle electrodes on 47 posterior cricoarytenoid muscles from 28 patients during thyroidectomy (9 lobectomies and 19 total thyroidectomies) with intraoperative neural monitoring...
August 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815342/development-of-a-novel-detachable-magnetic-nerve-stimulator-for-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#19
Eui-Suk Sung, Jin-Choon Lee, Sung-Chan Shin, Sung-Won Choi, Da-Woon Jung, Byung-Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is a serious complication of thyroid surgery. During intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) of the RLN in thyroid surgery, repeated shifting between surgical instruments and the nerve stimulator is cumbersome and time-consuming. Therefore, we developed a simple detachable magnetic nerve stimulator that may be connected to all metallic surgical instruments. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of this detachable magnetic nerve stimulator for IONM in a porcine model and humans...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815085/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-incidence-management-and-impact-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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Martijn G Scholtemeijer, Maarten F J Seesing, Hylke J F Brenkman, Luuk M Janssen, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jelle P Ruurda
BACKGROUND: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury caused by esophagectomy may lead to postoperative morbidity, however data on long-term recovery are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the consequences of RLN palsy (RLNP) in terms of pulmonary morbidity and long-term functional recovery. METHODS: Patients who underwent a 3-stage transthoracic (McKeown) or a transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma in the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) between January 2004 and March 2016 were included from a prospective database...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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