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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332349/characteristics-and-clinical-significance-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lymph-node-metastasis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Longfei Ma, Jiaqing Xiang, Yawei Zhang, Hong Hu, Rongrong Shao, Dong Lin
PURPOSE: The recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes (RLN LNs) are among the most common metastatic sites in esophageal cancer, and the dissection of these lymph nodes (LNs) is considered beneficial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of RLN LN metastases from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and the effects of these metastases on the prognosis of patients. In addition, we aimed to determine the reasonable range of dissection of regional LNs. METHODS: The clinical data from 348 patients who underwent resection for esophageal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330874/safety-of-high-current-stimulation-for-intermittent-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-a-porcine-model
#2
I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Gregory W Randolph, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Kuang-Yi Tseng, Yi-Chu Lin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Che-Wei Wu
OBJECTIVES: During monitored thyroidectomy, displacement of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) or vagus nerve (VN) in some complicated cases can increase the risk of injury. Although increasing the stimulus current can facilitate nerve mapping and localization, the safety of a high-current stimulus remains unknown. Therefore, this study evaluated the safety of a high-current stimulus in a porcine model. METHODS: Short-duration (1 minute), high-current (3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mA at 4Hz) stimulus pulses were repeatedly applied to the RLN or VN in six anesthetized piglets...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322022/less-than-total-thyroidectomy-for-goiter-when-and-how
#3
REVIEW
Özer Makay
Benign goiter is the most common endocrine disease that requires surgery, especially in endemic areas suffering from iodine-deficiency. Recent European and American guidelines recommended total thyroidectomy for the surgical treatment of multinodular goiter. Total thyroidectomy has now become the technique of choice and is widely considered the most reliable approach in preventing recurrence. Nevertheless, total thyroidectomy carries a substantial risk in terms of hypoparathyroidism and the morbidity associated with injury to the inferior laryngeal nerve...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303067/modified-tumescent-solution-for-creating-working-space-during-endoscopic-thyroidectomy
#4
Li-Yong Zhang, Wen-Xin Zhao, Bo Wang, Shou-Yi Yan, Jia Wen
OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility of gas-liquid mixing tumescent solution for creating a working space (WS) in endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 186 patients with thyroid tumor who had undergone ET via chest and breast approach. Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups to receive traditional tumescent solution as group A and modified tumescent solution (gas-liquid mixing tumescent solution) as group B...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302725/does-surgery-without-lugol-s-solution-pretreatment-for-graves-disease-increase-surgical-morbidity
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Frederic Mercier, Mathieu Bonnal, Florian Fanget, Laure Maillard, Nathalie Laplace, Jean-Louis Peix, Jean-Christophe Lifante
BACKGROUND: Total thyroidectomy can be performed for Graves' disease after a euthyroid state is achieved using inhibitors of thyroid hormone synthesis (thioamides). However, hypervascularization of the thyroid gland is associated with increased hemorrhage risk, in addition to complicating identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and parathyroid gland. Saturated iodine solution (Lugol's solution) has been recommended to reduce thyroid gland hypervascularization and intraoperative blood loss, although this approach is not used at our center based on our experience that it induces thyroid firmness and potentially hypoparathyroidism...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302639/minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-via-sweet-approach-in-combination-with-cervical-mediastinoscopy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-case-series
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Wenxiang Wang, Baihua Zhang, Xu Li, Jie Wu, Zhining Wu, Yan Ding, Desong Yang, Jinming Tang, Min Su, Junliang Ma, Xianman You, Jianping Liang, Yong Zhou
Objective: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is increasingly used for the treatment of esophageal cancer. However, MIE via the Sweet approach has seldom been reported owing to the challenging procedure for a mediastinal lymph node. Thus, the approach of MIE via left-sided thoracoscopy coupled with video-assisted cervical mediastinoscopy (MIE-SM) was explored for eradicating the mediastinal lymph nodes and recurrent laryngeal nerve; the incidence of perioperative complications, mortality, and surgical radicality were analyzed...
December 2017: International Journal of Surgery. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302475/the-pros-and-cons-to-real-time-nerve-monitoring-during-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-dissection-an-analysis-of-the-data-from-a-series-of-thyroidectomy-patients
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EDITORIAL
Vaninder K Dhillon, Ralph P Tufano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299645/transcutaneous-laryngeal-ultrasonography-for-laryngeal-immobility-diagnosis-in-patients-with-voice-disorders-after-thyroid-parathyroid-surgery
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Diane S Lazard, Héloïse Bergeret-Cassagne, Muriel Lefort, Laurence Leenhardt, Gilles Russ, Frédérique Frouin, Christophe Trésallet
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUS) was recently developed to assess recurrent nerve palsy after thyroid/parathyroid surgery, with variable rates of efficiency. The aim of the current study was to evaluate this technique using subjective estimation and post-processing quantitative data. METHODS: Fifty subjects presenting with a recurrent nerve palsy and 50 "controls" presenting with voice, swallowing, or breathing disorders following thyroid/parathyroid surgery were prospectively included...
January 3, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287855/branchial-anomalies-in-children-a-report-of-105-surgical-cases
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Wanpeng Li, Hongming Xu, Liming Zhao, Xiaoyan Li
BACKGROUND: Branchial anomalies (BAs) account for 20% of all congenital masses in children. We sought to review the incidence of involvement of individual anomalies, diagnostic methods, surgical treatment, and complications of BAs in children. In addition, we also classified our study and analyzed a congenital lower neck cutaneous fistula near the sternoclavicular joint that was thought to be the skin-side remnant of the fourth BAs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 105 children who were referred to our hospital from June 2009 to December 2016 for the treatment of BAs...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287848/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-reinnervation-for-management-of-aspiration-in-a-subset-of-children
#10
Karen B Zur, Linda M Carroll
Pediatric aspiration is a multifactorial process that is often complex to manage. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury can cause glottic insufficiency and aspiration. We describe three cases of unilateral vocal fold paralysis resulting in aspiration and the successful use of the RLN reinnervation for its treatment. The theory for utilizing the reinnervation procedure is that when glottic closure improves and a less breathy vocalization occurs, then the larynx is better equipped to protect the lower airway and avoid aspiration...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282507/recovery-of-voice-after-reconstruction-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-and-adjuvant-nimodipine
#11
P Mattsson, A Frostell, G Björck, J K E Persson, R Hakim, J Zedenius, M Svensson
BACKGROUND: Transection injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) has been associated with permanent vocal fold palsy, and treatment has been limited to voice therapy or local treatment of vocal folds. Microsurgical repair has been reported to induce a better function. The calcium channel antagonist nimodipine improves functional recovery after experimental nerve injury and also after cranial nerve injury in patients. This study aims to present voice outcome in patients who underwent repair of the RLN and received nimodipine during regeneration...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279793/first-cephalosomatic-anastomosis-in-a-human-model
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Xiaoping Ren, Ming Li, Xin Zhao, Zehan Liu, Shuai Ren, Yafang Zhang, Shide Zhang, Sergio Canavero
Background: Cephalosomatic anastomosis (CSA) has never been attempted before in man as the transected spinal cords of the body donor and body recipient could not be "fused" back together. Recent advances made this possible. Here, we report on the surgical steps necessary to reconnect a head to a body at the cervical level. Methods: Full rehearsal of a CSA on two recently deceased human cadavers was performed at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. Results: The surgery took 18 hours to complete within the time frame planned for this surgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278752/cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-different-neck-dissection-strategy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
Kai Guo, Xiaoke Zheng, Duanshu Li, Yi Wu, Qinghai Ji, Zhuoying Wang
BACKGROUND: There are two surgical strategies for bilateral neck dissection (BND), simultaneous and two-stage operations. The aim of the study was to compare the cost-effectiveness BND with this two operations in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive PTC patients undergoing BND were studied retrospectively, and were classified into simultaneous group (Group A) and two-stage group (Group B). Demographic, medical costs, complication and surgical variables were recorded...
December 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226485/immunohistologic-analysis-of-spontaneous-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-reinnervation-in-a-rat-model
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Andrew J Rosko, Robbi A Kupfer, Sang S Oh, Catherine T Haring, Eva L Feldman, Norman D Hogikyan
OBJECTIVE: After recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (RLN), spontaneous reinnervation of the larynx occurs with input from multiple sources. The purpose of this study was to determine the timing and efficiency of reinnervation across a resected RLN segment in a rat model of RLN injury. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study. METHODS: Twelve male 60-day-old Sprague Dawley rats underwent resection of a 5-mm segment of the right RLN. Rats were sacrificed at 1, 2, 4, and 12 weeks after nerve injury to harvest the larynx and trachea for immunohistologic analysis...
December 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221344/endoscopic-diverticulotomy-with-a-stapler-can-be-an-effective-and-safe-treatment-for-killian-jamieson-diverticulum
#15
Po-Jen Yun, Hsu-Kai Huang, Hung Chang, Shih-Chun Lee, Tsai-Wang Huang
Killian-Jamieson diverticulum (KJD) is a rarely encountered esophageal diverticulum which attributes to several symptoms. Clinically, KJD should be differentiated from the most common type of esophageal herniation, i.e., Zenker's diverticulum (ZD). The two diverticula may present in a similar fashion, and treatments have evolved from transcervical to a minimally invasive endoscopic approach in recent years. We present a case of an 88-year-old male with symptomatic esophageal diverticulum. Barium swallow esophagogram and flexible esophagoscopy demonstrated a large KJD with food debris retention...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219188/toxicity-trial-of-canine-posterior-cricoarytenoid-intramuscular-vincristine-injections
#16
Randal C Paniello, Neel K Bhatt, Rebecca Chernock
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: In animal studies, intramuscular vincristine injections have been shown to block reinnervation of the denervated target muscle. This application could be used selectively to influence recovery patterns following injury of recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs). However, vincristine is currently Food and Drug Administration approved only for intravenous use. A formal toxicity trial of intramuscular injections was performed. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study...
December 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219186/improved-adductor-function-after-canine-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-and-repair-using-muscle-progenitor-cells
#17
Randal C Paniello, Sarah Brookes, Neel K Bhatt, Khadijeh Bijangi-Vishehsaraei, Hongji Zhang, Stacey Halum
OBJECTIVE: Muscle progenitor cells (MPCs) can be isolated from muscle samples and grown to a critical mass in culture. They have been shown to survive and integrate when implanted into rat laryngeal muscles. In this study, the ability of MPC implants to enhance adductor function of reinnervated thyroarytenoid muscles was tested in a canine model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study. METHODS: Sternocleidomastoid muscle samples were harvested from three canines...
December 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207852/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules
#18
Brian H Lang, Arnold L H Wu
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising form of thermal ablation of benign thyroid nodules, but evidence supporting its use is scarce. The present review evaluated the efficacy and safety of single-session HIFU treatment of benign thyroid nodules. As reported in the literature, the extent of nodule shrinkage following treatment ranged from 48.8% to 68.8%. Like other forms of ablation, the shrinkage rate was greatest in the first 3-6 months, and the best responders were patients with small (≤10 mL) nodules...
October 10, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205147/medico-legal-aspects-on-neuromonitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-informed-consent-on-malpractice-claims
#19
R Demontis, M R Pittau, A Maturo, P Petruzzo, G Calò
AIM: The purpose of this paper is to provide a forensic profile framework of neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery, regarding the information given to the patient and its classification as part of professional liability in the event of recurrent injury. METHOD: Evaluation and reflections on the required behaviour of the surgeon on providing details on the operation before the informed consent is given and to outline the possible legal implications regarding professional liability as a result of recurrent injury...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204668/modification-of-the-surgical-strategy-for-the-dissection-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-using-continuous-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring
#20
Stan Sidhu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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