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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589182/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-and-hypoparathyroidism-rates-in-reoperative-thyroid-surgery
#1
Mohamed Benkhadoura, Salah Taktuk, Reem Alobedi
OBJECTIVE: Reoperative thyroid surgery is rare and has a high complication rate. This retrospective cohort study was performed to determine the recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and hypoparathyroidism rates after reoperative thyroid surgery in two university hospitals in Benghazi, Libya. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent reoperative thyroid surgery between January 2002 and July 2014 were included retrospectively. The cohort was divided according to whether the reoperation was in the previously operated lobe or both lobes (ipsilateral group), or only in the previously non-operated lobe (contralateral group)...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585717/a-meta-analysis-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-palsy-during-thyroid-reoperations
#2
Wei Sun, Jinhao Liu, Hao Zhang, Ping Zhang, Zhihong Wang, Wenwu Dong, Liang He, Ting Zhang
BACKGROUND: The rate of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy, a common complication of thyroid surgery, is especially high in thyroid reoperations. The present meta-analysis assesses whether intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) reduces the prevalence of RLN palsy in thyroid reoperations. DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in the PubMed, SCIE, and Wan Fang databases for studies published up to August 31, 2016. All data were analysed using STATA (version 11) software...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582520/rapid-resolution-of-ortner-s-syndrome-with-giant-left-atrium-after-double-valve-replacement-surgery
#3
Metesh Nalin Acharya, Toufan Bahrami, Aron-Frederik Popov, Sunil Kishore Bhudia
Hoarseness of voice due to recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is an uncommon manifestation of cardiothoracic disease. Ortner's syndrome is hoarseness attributed to mechanical compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve in association with several cardiopulmonary disease states. We here describe a rare case of Ortner's syndrome developing in a 60-year-old woman with a giant left atrium in the context of rheumatic mitral valve stenosis. The remarkable resolution of her voice hoarseness within 1 week of valve replacement surgery has not been reported in similar cases to date...
June 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523362/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-our-initial-experience-using-a-new-endoscopic-technique
#4
Jun-Ook Park, Dong-Il Sun
BACKGROUND: A transoral approach has been experimentally introduced to the field of thyroid surgery and several groups in Asia have recently used the technique to treat patients. We performed transoral endoscopic thyroidectomies on patients with thyroid cancer or a benign tumor. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery between July 2016 and January 2017. A midline incision was made in the vestibule, and a 10 mm cannula was placed; then, the working space was widened by insufflating CO2 at a pressure of 5-6 mmHg...
May 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510799/practical-surgical-techniques-for-lymphadenectomy-along-the-right-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-the-prone-position
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Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Yukiko Miura, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Shingo Kanaji, Kimihiro Yamashita, Yoshiko Matsuda, Takeru Matsuda, Yasuo Sumi, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
BACKGROUND: In esophageal squamous cell cancer (SCC), lymphadenectomy along the right recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is important for disease control. The metastatic rate was 33% and the 5-year overall survival rate of these patients was 33.3%,1 but the risk of RLN palsy increases.2 We reported a reliable new method ('Pincers Maneuver')3 for lymphadenectomy along the right RLN during thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position (TEP), and hereby present our video, aimed at providing a complete and safe dissection...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508841/morbidity-of-central-compartment-clearance-comparison-of-lesser-versus-complete-clearance-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
#6
Gouri Pantvaidya, Rakesh Katna, Anuja Deshmukh, Deepa Nair, Anil D'Cruz
BACKGROUND: Extent of central compartment neck dissection (CCND) in thyroid cancers has been a debate because of associated morbidity. There have been attempts to reduce the extent of surgery in an attempt to decrease morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the morbidity of CCND from our prospectively maintained surgical morbidity database. CCND was divided into bilateral complete clearance (BCC) and less than complete clearance (LCC). LCC was performed for clinicoradiologically node negative patients...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506418/timing-and-extension-of-lymphadenectomy-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-series-from-a-single-institution
#7
Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Roberta Lucchini, Sergio Galasse, Massimo Monacelli, Stefano Avenia, Andrea Boccolini, Louis Banka Johnson, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid carcinoma is an aggressive tumor and presents with significant morbidity and mortality and a high rate of lymph node metastases. The combination of total thyroidectomy and cervical lymphadenectomy is the essential treatment for those patients presenting with cervical lymph node metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 117 patients operated for medullary thyroid carcinoma over a period of 15 years at a single institution...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493593/superior-parathyroid-gland-approach-to-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#8
Ezzeddin Elsheikh
BACKGROUND: The superior parathyroid gland is known to be almost constant in its location under the false thyroid capsule. Could it be a landmark to point to the site of incision of the false thyroid capsule and find the plane of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroidectomy? METHODS: The study included 48 patients with benign goiter scheduled for hemithyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy; there were 16 cases of solitary thyroid nodules, 27 cases of multinodular goiter, and 5 cases of toxic goiter...
May 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492904/screening-for-thyroid-cancer-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
#9
Jennifer S Lin, Erin J Aiello Bowles, Selvi B Williams, Caitlin C Morrison
Importance: The incidence of detected thyroid cancer cases has been increasing in the United States since 1975. The majority of thyroid cancers are differentiated cancers with excellent prognosis and long-term survival. Objective: To systematically review the benefits and harms associated with thyroid cancer screening and treatment of early thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: Searches of MEDLINE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for relevant studies published from January 1966 through January 2016, with active surveillance through December 2016...
May 9, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486741/-implementation-of-a-vessel-sealing-device-in-a-centre-for-thyroid-surgery-risk-and-economic-profit
#10
Stephan Coerper, Wolfgang Stengl
Background This study investigated whether the use of the vessel sealing device LigaSure Small Jaw(™) is cost-effective and safe in thyroid surgery despite the high cost of material. Patients and Methods We analysed the results of 224 thyroid operations performed by the same surgeon in three time intervals. We included thyroidectomies and bilateral near-total resections (including Dunhill surgery). Minimally-invasive resections (MIVAT), unilateral resections or subtotal resections (remains > 2 ml), patients with recurrent goiter, operations with neck dissections and sternotomies were excluded...
May 9, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453803/does-cervical-lymph-node-recurrence-after-oesophagectomy-or-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-for-thoracic-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-benefit-from-salvage-treatment
#11
Xiaoli Yuan, Jiahua Lv, Hang Dong, Jiuhui Wang
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'Does cervical lymph node recurrence after oesophagectomy or definitive chemoradiotherapy for thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma benefit from salvage treatment?' Altogether, 659 articles were found using the reported search, of which 8 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date, country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these articles were tabulated...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451492/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-palsy-after-cervical-spine-surgery-a-multicenter-aospine-clinical-research-network-study
#12
Ziya L Gokaslan, Mohamad Bydon, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Thomas E Mroz, Michael Fehlings, Paul M Arnold, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the risk of symptomatic recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) following cervical spine surgery, to examine risk factors for its development, and to report its treatment and outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter study from 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network was performed. Each center screened for rare complications following cervical spine surgery, including RLNP...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439772/neuromonitoring-in-endoscopic-and-robotic-thyroidectomy
#13
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/28434176/persistent-and-recurrent-hyperparathyroidism
#14
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/28405949/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-preliminary-experience-in-italy
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377109/zuckerkandl-s-tubercle-and-its-relationship-to-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-a-cadaveric-dissection-and-meta-analysis
#19
Brandon Michael Henry, Beatrice Sanna, Jens Vikse, Matthew J Graves, Alexandru Spulber, Cecylia Witkowski, Iwona M Tomaszewska, R Shane Tubbs, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
OBJECTIVE: Zuckerkandl's tubercle (ZT), when present, is an anatomical landmark by which surrounding structures such as the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) can be identified intraoperatively. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and anatomical characteristics of Zuckerkandl's tubercle by combining cadaveric dissection with a meta-analysis. METHODS: Through October 2016, an extensive search of PubMed, CNKI, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, SciELO, and Web of Science was completed...
April 1, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359102/surgery-for-neck-recurrence-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-outcomes-and-risk-factors
#20
Livia Lamartina, Isabelle Borget, Haitham Mirghani, Abir Al Ghuzlan, Amandine Berdelou, François Bidault, Désirée Deandreis, Eric Baudin, Jean-Paul Travagli, Martin Schlumberger, Dana M Hartl, Sophie Leboulleux
Background: Persistent/recurrent disease in the neck is frequent in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Objective: Assess efficacy, safety, and prognostic factors of first neck reoperation in DTC. Methods: Retrospective study of consecutive patients undergoing neck reoperation for recurrent/persistent DTC in a referral cancer center. Response after reoperation was defined according to the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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