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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445266/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-after-thyroid-and-parathyroid-surgery-incidence-and-postoperative-evolution-assessment
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Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Valentine Guarnero, Nicolas Demartines, Valérie Schweizer, Maurice Matter
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury is a feared complication after thyroid and parathyroid surgery. It induces important postoperative morbidity. The present study aimed to assess the incidence of transient/permanent postoperative RLN injuries after thyroid and parathyroid surgery in the present cohort, to observe the timing of recovery, and to identify risk factors for permanent RLN injury after thyroidectomy.All consecutive patients operated on at our institution for thyroid and parathyroid pathologies from 2005 to 2013 were reviewed for vocal cord paresis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442068/intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-laryngotracheal-surgery
#2
Sergio Bolufer, María Dolores Coves, Carlos Gálvez, Gustavo Adolfo Villalona
Laryngotracheal surgery has an inherent risk of injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN). These complications go from minor dysphonia to even bilateral vocal cord paralysis. The intraoperative neuromonitoring of the RLN was developed in the field of thyroid surgery, in order to preserve nerve and vocal cord function. However, tracheal surgery requires in-field intubation of the distal trachea, which limits the use of nerve monitoring using conventional endotracheal tube with surface electrodes. Given these challenges, we present an alternative method for nerve monitoring during laryngotracheal surgery through the insertion of electrodes within the endolaryngeal musculature by bilateral puncture...
April 23, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439772/neuromonitoring-in-endoscopic-and-robotic-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Che-Wei Wu, Matteo Lavazza, Gabriele Materazzi, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Angkoon Anuwong, Ralph P Tufano
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has proven effective for intraoperative verification of RLN function in the conventional thyroid surgery. However, no studies have performed a systematic evidence-based assessment of this novel health technology in endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy. Evidence-based criteria were used in a systematic review of relevant literature for years 2000-2015. Four electronic databases (CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Cochrane and EMBASE) were used to retrieve relevant reports published from January 1, 2000 to September 1, 2016...
April 24, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435323/ambulatory-thyroidectomy-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Benjamin Murray, Sankalap Tandon, Ged Dempsey
Thyroidectomy has been performed on an inpatient basis because of concerns regarding postoperative complications. These include cervical hematoma, bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and symptomatic hypocalcemia. We have reviewed the current available evidence and aimed to collate published data to generate incidence of the important complications. We performed a literature search of Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane database of randomized trials. One hundred sixty papers were included. Twenty-one papers fulfilled inclusion criteria...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434176/persistent-and-recurrent-hyperparathyroidism
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REVIEW
Carole Guerin, Nunzia Cinzia Paladino, Aoife Lowery, Fréderic Castinetti, David Taieb, Fréderic Sebag
Despite remarkable progress in imaging modalities and surgical management, persistence or recurrence of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) still occurs in 2.5-5% of cases of PHPT. The aim of this review is to expose the management of persistent and recurrent hyperparathyroidism. A literature search was performed on MEDLINE using the search terms "recurrent" or "persistent" and "hyperparathyroidism" within the past 10 years. We also searched the reference lists of articles identified by this search strategy and selected those we judged relevant...
April 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425617/some-posterior-branches-of-extralaryngeal-recurrent-laryngeal-nerves-have-motor-fibers
#6
Ilyoung Cho, Min-Gyu Jo, Sung-Won Choi, Jeon Yeob Jang, Soo-Geun Wang, Wonjae Cha
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Anatomical variations of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), such as extralaryngeal branching, are a well-known risk factor for RLN injury during thyroid surgery. This study aimed to analyze the surgical anatomy and to investigate the existence of posterior branch motor fibers of extralaryngeal RLNs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective consecutive observational study. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 366 patients between January 2014 and February 2016...
April 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423530/patterns-of-failure-and-clinical-outcomes-of-definitive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-esophageal-cancer
#7
Lina Zhao, Yongchun Zhou, Yunfeng Mu, Guangjin Chai, Feng Xiao, Lina Tan, Steven H Lin, Mei Shi
PURPOSE: Because of the scarcity of cervical esophageal cancer (CEC), data for this disease entity is limited. We aim to evaluate the outcomes, prognostic factors and failure patterns of CEC treated by contemporary radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 86 CEC patients consecutively treated between 2007 and 2015 by definitive RT with or without concurrent chemotherapy. RT was mainly delivered with Intensity Modulated Irradiation Therapy (IMRT) or Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421823/tapia-syndrome-an-unusual-complication-following-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
#8
Adikarige Hd Silva, Matthew Bishop, Hari Krovvidi, Declan Costello, Jasmeet Dhir
Tapia syndrome, a rare complication of posterior cervical surgery, characterised by concurrent paralyses of recurrent laryngeal branch of vagus and hypoglossal cranial nerves, occurred in a patient after posterior cervical foraminotomies for radiculopathy. We discuss hypothesised pathophysiology, and diagnostic, therapeutic and avoidance strategies in relevance to prone neurosurgical procedures.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417660/anatomic-characteristics-identification-and-protection-of-the-nonrecurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thyroidectomy
#9
Na Qiao, Lin-Feng Wu, Wei Gao, Feng-Zhi Qu, Peng-Yu Duan, Cheng-Liang Cao, Pan-Quan Li, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
Objective We aimed to investigate the anatomical features and variation pattern of the nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN), summarize the methods for identifying the NRLN before and during thyroidectomy, and share experiences regarding preventing and treating its injury. Study Design Retrospective case data analysis. Setting First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University. Subjects and Methods Between January 2002 and May 2016, 7392 patients underwent thyroidectomy in our hospital. Of them, 28 patients with NRLN were identified, and their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417001/minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-according-to%C3%A2-the-location-of-the-tumor-experience-of-251-patients
#10
Lei Chen, Xi Liu, Rong Wang, Yuncang Wang, Tao Zhang, Dewei Gao, Linggen Gao
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is increasingly used for the treatment of esophageal cancer. However, the ideal approach of MIE is not yet standardized. We explore the ideal approach of MIE according to the location of the tumor and compare the clinical outcomes between patients with cancer arising in the upper third of the esophagus and those with tumors involving the middle and lower third of the esophagus. METHODS: We included patients with esophageal carcinoma and had clear indications for MIE...
May 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416229/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-a-cause-of-contralateral-vocal-cord-hypermetabolism-on-pet-ct
#11
Luis Gorospe, Paola Arrieta, Astrid Lucía Santos-Carreño, Juan Martínez San Millán, Deisy Barrios-Barreto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405949/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-preliminary-experience-in-italy
#12
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Matteo Lavazza, Davide Inversini, Luigi Boni, Stefano Rausei, Hoon Yub Kim, Angkoon Anuwong
Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a feasible novel surgical procedure that does not need visible incisions. We describe our initial experience with TOETVA. We recruited 15 patients who were willing to undergo TOETVA. Inclusion criteria were (a) patients who had a neck ultrasound (US) with a estimated thyroid diameter not larger than 10 cm; (b) US estimated gland volume ≤45 mL; (c) nodule size ≤50 mm; (d) a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst, single-nodular goiter, or multinodular goiter; (e) follicular neoplasm; (f) papillary microcarcinoma without evidence of metastasis...
April 12, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403100/delayed-bilateral-vocal-cord-paresis-after-a-continuous-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-and-endotracheal-intubation-a-lesson-why-we-should-use-low-concentrated-local-anesthetics-for-continuous-blocks
#13
Hee-Sun Park, Ha-Jung Kim, Young-Jin Ro, Hong-Seuk Yang, Won-Uk Koh
RATIONALE: Recurrent laryngeal nerve block is an uncommon complication that can occur after an interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB), which may lead to vocal cord palsy or paresis. However, if the recurrent laryngeal nerve is blocked in patients with a preexisting contralateral vocal cord palsy following neck surgery, this may lead to devastating acute respiratory failure. Thus, ISB is contraindicated in patients with contralateral vocal cord lesion. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of bilateral vocal cord paresis, which occurred after a continuous ISB and endotracheal intubation in a patient with no history of vocal cord injury or surgery of the neck...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402746/single-incision-gasless-endoscopic-trans-axillary-total-thyroidectomy-a-feasible-and-oncologic-safe-surgery-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#14
Eun Young Kim, Kwan Ho Lee, Yong Lai Park, Chan Heun Park, Cho Rok Lee, Jong Ju Jeong, Kee-Hyun Nam, Woong Youn Chung, Ji-Sup Yun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare the feasibility and oncologic safety of Single-incision, gasless, Endoscopic trans-axillary bilateral Total thyroidectomy (SET) with open cervical total thyroidectomy in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2008 to December 2012, PTC patients underwent bilateral total thyroidectomy. Conventional, open surgery was performed on 538 patients (Group O) and endoscopic surgery was performed on 200 patients (Group E)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401028/coexistence-of-right-nonrecurrent-nerve-and-bifurcated-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-pointed-by-zuckerkandl-s-tubercle
#15
Emin Gurleyik, Sami Dogan, Fuat Cetin
The recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) has many anatomical variations and various relations with adjacent structures. Identification and total exposure of the cervical part of the RLN was performed during operations on the thyroid gland. An extremely rare anatomical variation of the nerve was encountered during the surgical procedure. Coexistence of both right RLN and non-RLN was observed in one patient surgically treated with total thyroidectomy. We first exposed the right RLN with an extralaryngeal terminal bifurcation at its usual position...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399552/anatomic-relationship-between-right-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-and-cervical-fascia-and-its-application-significance-in-anterior-cervical-spine-surgical-approach
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Jianlin Shan, Heng Jiang, Dajiang Ren, Chongwei Wang
STUDY DESIGN: An anatomic study of anterior cervical dissection of 42 embalmed cadavers. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the anatomic relationship between recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and cervical fascia combined with the requirements in anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been no systematic research about how to avoid RLN injury in anterior cervical spine surgical approach from the aspect of the anatomic relationship between RLN and cervical fascia...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395497/-assessment-and-surgical-treatment-for-58-substernal-goiter
#17
X Zhu, Z C Huang, X Feng, F Tao
Objective: To investigate the diagnosis and treatment of substernal goiter. Methods: A total of 58 cases with substernal goiters undergoing surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 were analysed retrospectively. There were 10 males and 48 females and their age ranged from 38 to 82 years with a median age of 58 years. According to enhanced CT and clinical signs of substernal goiters, there were 40 cases for typeⅠ, 17 cases for type Ⅱ, and 1 case for type Ⅲ. Results: Patients with typeⅠand Ⅱ substernal goiters (8 cases of papillary carcinoma) underwent low neck and collar-type incision, and patients with type Ⅲ substernal goiters received carotid chest surgery...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393059/tapia-s-syndrome-after-corrective-jaw-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-a-case-report
#18
Farzad Izadi, Aslan Ahmadi, Ali Daneshvar, Mahdi Safdarian
INTRODUCTION: Tapia's syndrome is a rare complication of recurrent laryngeal and hypoglossal nerve paralysis due to anesthetic airway mismanagement or malpositioning of the patient's head during surgery. CASE REPORT: Here we present a case of Tapia's syndrome in a 22-year-old male after corrective jaw surgery under general anesthesia, with a long period of recovery, related to airway management procedures and/or overstretching of the neck during positioning for surgery...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389487/what-is-the-care-pathway-of-patients-who-undergo-thyroid-surgery-in-france-and-its-potential-pitfalls-a-national-cohort
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Muriel Mathonnet, Anne Cuerq, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Christophe Thalabard, Elisabeth Fery-Lemonnier, Gilles Russ, Laurence Leenhardt, Claude Bigorgne, Philippe Tuppin, Bertrand Millat, Anne Fagot-Campagna
CONTEXT: The rate of thyroid cancer is increasing in France, as well as concerns about overdiagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVES: To examine the care pathway of patients who undergo thyroid surgery in France and detect potential pitfalls. DESIGN: A large observational study based on medical reimbursements, 2009-2011. SETTING: Data from the Sniiram (National Health Insurance Information System). PATIENTS: Patients with thyroid surgery in 2010, classified into 4 groups: thyroid cancer, benign nodule, goitre or multiple nodules, other (hyperthyroidism, head-neck cancer)...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
#20
Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
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