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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316315/current-indications-for-surgical-treatment-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-the-elderly
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Andrea Polistena, Roberta Lucchini, Massimo Monacelli, Roberta Triola, Stefano Avenia, Ivan Barillaro, Louis Banka Johnson, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Nicola Avenia
This study presents the results of surgery in the elderly for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) from a single institution's experience. We retrospectively analyzed 898 cases of surgically treated PHPT, divided into two groups: 135 elderly patients (A) and 763 patients younger than 65 years (B). PHPT was symptomatic in 68.8 per cent patients in group A and in 81.6 per cent in group B. Unilateral temporary recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy was observed in 0.9 per cent in group A and 0.1 per cent in group B (P > 0...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314807/non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-with-a-coexisting-contralateral-nerve-demonstrating-extralaryngeal-branching
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James D Constable, Srinivasalu Bathala, Jacob J Ahmed, Julian A McGlashan
Non-recurrence and extralaryngeal branching are 2 of the more frequently encountered anomalies of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. If not anticipated intraoperatively, these abnormalities can put the nerve at risk, with subsequent vocal cord palsy. It is therefore important to report on and understand these abnormalities. We present a unique case of a non-recurrent laryngeal nerve with a coexisting contralateral nerve demonstrating extralaryngeal branching. This case allows us to demonstrate the importance of arteria lusoria in head and neck surgery, and to conclude that non-recurrence and extralaryngeal branching can occur separately within individual nerves in the same patient...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298767/airway-management-in-patients-with-tracheal-compression-undergoing-thyroidectomy-a-retrospective-analysis
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Binu Sajid, K Rekha
BACKGROUND: Airway management in large and retrosternal goiters with tracheal compression is often fraught with challenges and is a source of apprehension among anesthesiologists globally. AIMS: In this study we attempt to delineate the preferred techniques of airway management of such cases in our institution and also to assess whether airway management was unnecessarily complicated. SETTING AND DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of thyroidectomies performed in our institution over a three year period from January 2013...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296728/a-meta-analysis-comparing-the-outcomes-of-ligasure-small-jaw-versus-clamp-and-tie-technique-or-harmonic-focus-scalpel-in-thyroidectomy
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Lei Zhang, Namei Li, Xuemei Yang, Jie Chen
BACKGROUND: LigaSure (LS) Small Jaw is a surgical hemostasis equipment that is newly introduced in thyroid surgery. The objective of this study is to assess the short-term efficacy and safety outcomes of LS Small Jaw compared with clamp-and-tie technique or Harmonic Focus Scalpel in thyroidectomy. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the PubMed and Embase databases (until June 12, 2016) that reported the comparisons between LS Small Jaw and other techniques in thyroidectomy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288998/anterior-condylar-confluence-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-rare-cause-of-hoarseness
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Ghim Song Chia, Winston Eng Hoe Lim
Hoarseness secondary to an anterior condylar confluence (ACC) dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) has not been previously described. We present a 58-year-old patient with a 3-week history of progressive unilateral left-sided headaches and hoarseness. Nasolaryngoscopy and CT neck showed the presence of unilateral vocal cord palsy with no identifiable cause along the expected course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. MRI revealed an incidental finding of abnormal serpiginous vessels in the left hypoglossal canal which led to a diagnostic cerebral angiogram, confirming the presence of an ACC DAVF...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272855/a-fifteen-year-experience-of-total-thyroidectomy-for-the-management-of-simple-multinodular-goitres-in-a-low-medium-income-country
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A O Afolabi, O O Ayandipo, O O Afuwape, O A Ogundoyin
INTRODUCTION: Total thyroidectomy as a treatment for simple multinodular goitre is not well recognised in most centres in low middle income countries. METHOD: This paper is a retrospective review of outcomes of total thyroidectomy for simple multinodular goitres in the last fifteen years in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. RESULTS: A total of 652 thyroidectomies were done from January 2001 to December 2015. Simple multinodular goitres were indication for a total thyroidectomy in 447 patients (68...
November 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255513/indications-for-direct-laryngoscopic-examination-of-vocal-cord-function-prior-to-anterior-cervical-surgery
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Anirudh Gowd, Alireza Nazemi, Jonathan Carmouche, Todd Albert, Caleb Behrend
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) is among the most common complications in both thyroid surgeries and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, having both a diverse etiology and presentation. Most bilateral paresis, with subsequent devastating impact on patients, are due to failure to recognize unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and, although rare, are entirely preventable with appropriate history and screening. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy has been shown to present asymptomatically in as high as 32% of cases, which yields limitations on exclusively screening with physical examination...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252585/-the-modern-approach-to-the-conservative-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-postoperative-bilateral-vocal-fold-palsy
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O Yu Karpova, V M Svistushkin
The objective of the preset study was to further improve the diagnostics and treatment of unilateral palsies of the laryngeal recurrent nerves associated with transitory reflective spasm of the functionally competent vocal fold. The study included 49 patients (46 women and 3 men) at the age varying from 21 to 75 years presenting with unilateral palsies of the laryngeal recurrent nerves associated with transitory reflective spasm of the functionally competent vocal fold that developed after the surgical intervention on the thyroid gland...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245074/percutaneous-probe-stimulation-for-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-total-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-a-preliminary-experience
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Daqi Zhang, Fang Li, Che-Wei Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Jingwei Xin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and value of using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) performed via percutaneous probe stimulation during total endoscopic thyroidectomy. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled a series of 132 consecutive patients with 156 recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs) at risk who received total endoscopic thyroidectomy performed via bilateral breast approach using standardized IONM. The stimulation probe was introduced into the working space by percutaneous puncture...
February 28, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238161/effect-of-energy-based-devices-on-voice-quality-after-total-thyroidectomy
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Server Sezgin Uludag, Serkan Teksoz, Akif Enes Arikan, Ozge Tarhan, Haydar Murat Yener, Murat Ozcan, Whitney Liddy, Gregory William Randolph
Voice alteration is an important complication of thyroid surgery and is closely related to patients' quality of life. There are no studies analyzing effect of energy-based devices (EBD) on voice quality (VQ). Aim of this prospective study is to evaluate impact of sutureless total thyroidectomy performed with EBDs on objective voice parameters of patients without recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and/or external branch of superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) injury. Sixty patients underwent total thyroidectomy with meticulous dissection of EBSLN...
February 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235670/comparison-of-endoscopic-and-conventional-open-thyroidectomy-for-graves-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Yichao Zhang, Zhiyong Dong, Jinyi Li, Jingge Yang, Wah Yang, Cunchuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Despite experience with the use of endoscopic surgical technology, there is controversy over the role of endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET) for Graves' disease (GD). This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate the cosmetic and safety outcomes of ET versus conventional open thyroidectomy (OT) for GD with respect to short-term consequences. METHODS: We searched the following English language databases (Ovid MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library), and Chinese language databases (CNKI, CBMdisc, and SinoMed) between January 1996 and November 2015...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216170/-thymomectomy-by-minimally-invasive-surgery-comparative-study-videosurgery-versus-robot-assisted-surgery
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A Witte Pfister, J-M Baste, N Piton, M Bubenheim, J Melki, A Wurtz, C Peillon
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of minimally invasive surgery in patients with stage I or II thymoma in the Masaoka classification. The reference technique is partial or complete thymectomy by sternotonomy. METHODS: A retrospective single-center study of a prospective database including all cases of thymoma operated from April 2009 to February 2015 by minimally invasive techniques: either videosurgery (VATS) or robot-assisted surgery (RATS). The surgical technique, type of resection, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications and recurrences were analysed...
February 16, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208891/outcomes-of-capsular-dissection-technique-with-use-of-bipolar-electrocautery-in-total-thyroidectomy-a-rural-tertiary-center-experience
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Amal T Das, S B Prakash, V Priyadarshini
INTRODUCTION: Total thyroidectomy is one of the most routinely performed head and neck surgical procedures with extremely low mortality. This procedure has been associated with two major complications such as recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and hypocalcaemia due to parathyroid insufficiency. The use of bipolar electrocautery has not been widely accepted in view of thermal damage to adjacent structures. AIM: To study the outcomes and complications of capsular dissection technique along with use of bipolar electrocautery in total thyroidectomy...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185774/is-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-really-safe-when-using-harmonic-focus-in-total-thyroidectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Kemal Arslan, Bulent Erenoglu, Osman Dogru, Gultekin Ovet, Ersin Turan, Arif Atay, Hande Koksal
BACKGROUND: Harmonic focus (HF) was introduced in thyroid surgery in an effort to reduce operation time and complications. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare function of superior laryngeal nerve and incidence of other postoperative complications in total thyroidectomies using HF and conventional ligation (CL). METHODS: The trial is a randomized single-center, single-blinded study. Patients aged ≥ 18 years scheduled for total thyroidectomy were considered for participation...
February 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149807/continuous-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-of-the-recurrent-nerves-in-thyroid-surgery-a-quantum-leap-in-technology
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REVIEW
Rick Schneider, Gregory W Randolph, Marcin Barczynski, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Andreas Machens, Dipti Kamani, Henning Dralle
The continuous intraoperative neural monitoring (CIONM) technique is increasingly acknowledged as a useful tool to recognize impending nerve injury and to abort the related manoeuvre to prevent nerve injury during thyroid surgery. CIONM provides valuable real-time information constantly, which is really useful during complex thyroid surgeries especially in the settings of unusual anatomy. Thus, CIONM overcomes the key methodological limitation inherent in intermittent nerve monitoring (IINOM); which is allowing the nerve to be at risk in between the stimulations...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149804/neck-ultrasonography-for-detection-of-non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
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Marilisa Citton, Giovanni Viel, Maurizio Iacobone
BACKGROUND: Non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare anatomical variant (0.3-6%) that is associated with some arterial abnormalities (absence of the brachiocephalic trunk and presence of a right aberrant subclavian lusorian artery). The availability of a preoperative diagnosis of NRLN may reduce the risk of nerve injuries. Preoperative ultrasonography (US) has been suggested as a reliable diagnostic tool to detect the arterial abnormalities associated with NRLN, but the literature is relatively scarce...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149798/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-for-graves-disease-a-comparison-of-surgical-results-with-open-thyroidectomy
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Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Angkoon Anuwong
BACKGROUND: Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) provides excellent cosmetic results from its potential for scar-free operation. The procedure has been applied successfully for Graves' disease by the authors of this work and compared with the standard open cervical approach to evaluate its safety and outcomes. METHODS: From January 2014 to November 2016, a total of 97 patients with Graves' disease were reviewed retrospectively. Open thyroidectomy (OT) and TOETVA were performed in 49 patients and 46 patients, respectively...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149542/does-videomediastinoscopy-with-frozen-sections-improve-mediastinal-staging-during-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-pulmonary-resections
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Alessandro Gonfiotti, Stefano Bongiolatti, Domenico Viggiano, Sara Borgianni, Roberto Borrelli, Giorgia Tancredi, Massimo O Jaus, Leonardo Politi, Camilla E Comin, Luca Voltolini
BACKGROUND: To assess if video-mediastinoscopy (VM) with frozen sections (FS) combined with a video-assisted thoracic surgery major pulmonary resection (VMPRS) is able to improve VATS mediastinal intraoperative staging. METHODS: From June 2012 to March 2015 a total of 146 patients underwent VMPRS lymphadenectomy. NCCN guidelines were followed for pre-operative staging, including VM with FS in 27 patients (19%). Procedural time, dissected nodal stations, complications related to VM and VATS lymphadenectomy and definitive histology, were evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130189/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-during-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Shuwen Yang, Li Zhou, Zhongwu Lu, Ben Ma, Qinghai Ji, Yu Wang
INTRODUCTION: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has been a commonly used technology during thyroid surgery aimed at reducing the incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP), which is a severe complication and leads to significant impacts on a patient's life. In order to give a comprehensive assessment for potential benefits and disadvantage of IONM, this meta-analysis and systematic review discusses RLNP rate, predictive power, continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (CIONM), and emphasises application during thyroid cancer surgeries...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124515/anatomic-criteria-determining-high-risk-carotid-surgery-patients
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REVIEW
Pavlos Tsantilas, Andreas Kuehnl, Erich Brenner, Hans-Henning Eckstein
INTRODUCTION: Based on randomized trials, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the standard procedure for patients with a 50-99% symptomatic carotid stenosis and carefully selected patients with an asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a technical alternative for patients with a high surgical risk or difficult anatomic conditions (e.g., recurrent stenosis). This study aims to provide an overview of anatomic factors associated with a higher risk of CEA complications...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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