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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142841/speech-therapy-after-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Wing-Hei Viola Yu, Che-Wei Wu
Common complaints of patients who have received thyroidectomy include dysphonia (voice dysfunction) and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). One cause of these surgical outcomes is recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. Many studies have discussed the effectiveness of speech therapy (e.g., voice therapy and dysphagia therapy) for improving dysphonia and dysphagia, but not specifically in patients who have received thyroidectomy. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to discuss issues regarding speech therapy such as voice therapy and dysphagia for patients after thyroidectomy...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142834/two-stage-thyroidectomy-in-the-era-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#2
Christos Christoforides, Ioannis Papandrikos, Georgios Polyzois, Nikolaos Roukounakis, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Kyriakos Vamvakidis
Background: The use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) provides surgeons with real time information about recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) functional integrity. Hence, allowing them to modify the initially scheduled bilateral procedure, to a two-stage thyroidectomy in cases of loss of signal (LOS) on the first side of resection resulting in minimization of bilateral RLN injury. The purpose of our study was to present our results since the implementation of the above mentioned process in both malignant and benign thyroid disease...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136734/-functional-recovery-after-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-on-different-electromyography-thresholds-during-thyroid-surgery
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X L Liu, C L Li, Y S Zhao, H Sun
Objective: To discuss the functional recovery after recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (RLNI) on different electromyography thresholds during thyroid surgery. Methods: The prospective experimentally were induced in 12 acute recurrent laryngeal traction animals (porcine) from December 2014 to December 2015, the amplitude and latency of electromyography, even time course during RLNI and recovery of 24 recurrent laryngeal nerves(RLN) were continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring(IONM), including 12 RLN releasing traction after 50% amplitude decrease (AD) and other 12 RLN after 70% AD...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128183/does-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-of-recurrent-nerves-have-an-impact-on-the-postoperative-palsy-rate-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Éric Mirallié, Cécile Caillard, François Pattou, Laurent Brunaud, Antoine Hamy, Marcel Dahan, Michel Prades, Muriel Mathonnet, Gérard Landecy, Henri-Pierre Dernis, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Frederic Sebag, Franck Jegoux, Emmanuel Babin, Alain Bizon, Florent Espitalier, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Christelle Volteau, Claire Blanchard
BACKGROUND: The impact of intraoperative neuromonitoring on recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy remains debated. Our aim was to evaluate the potential protective effect of intraoperative neuromonitoring on recurrent laryngeal nerve during total thyroidectomy. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter French national study. The use of intraoperative neuromonitoring was left at the surgeons' choice. Postoperative laryngoscopy was performed systematically at day 1 to 2 after operation and at 6 months in case of postoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120517/outpatient-versus-inpatient-thyroidectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Daniel J Lee, Christopher J Chin, Chris J Hong, Stefan Perera, Ian J Witterick
BACKGROUND: Outpatient thyroidectomy has gained popularity due to improved resource utilization. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, and the Cochrane library. We included all studies examining the outcomes of outpatient thyroidectomy as compared with those of inpatient thyroidectomy. Risk of bias was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Postoperative complications (hematoma, hypocalcemia, and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury) and readmission/reintervention rates were compared...
November 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119329/a-functional-assessment-of-anatomical-variants-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thyroidectomies-using-neuromonitoring
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Beata Wojtczak, Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Krzysztof Sutkowski, Marek Bolanowski, Marcin Barczyński
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in identifying anatomical variants of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroidectomies, with emphasis on the nerve's relationship to the inferior thyroid artery (ITA), Zuckerkandl's tubercle, nonrecurrent laryngeal nerves (NRLNs), and extralaryngeal bifurcation. METHODS: A total of 128 subjects undergoing surgery for thyroid disorders were enrolled in the study, and the course and anatomical variants of RLN were assessed with IONM application...
November 8, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114900/standing-thyroidectomy-in-10-horses
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Marco Marcatili, Sarah J Voss, Patrick J Pollock
OBJECTIVE: To describe a surgical technique for thyroidectomy in horses with thyroid neoplasia under standing sedation and local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. ANIMALS: Client-owned horses (n = 10). METHODS: Medical records of horses with a history of thyroid enlargement were included in the study if thyroid gland enlargement was treated surgically via hemi- or bilateral thyroidectomy, with the horse standing and sedated...
November 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110159/measuring-decision-making-during-thyroidectomy-validity-evidence-for-a-web-based-assessment-tool
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Amin Madani, Jordan Gornitsky, Yusuke Watanabe, Cassandre Benay, Maria S Altieri, Philip H Pucher, Roger Tabah, Elliot J Mitmaker
BACKGROUND: Errors in judgment during thyroidectomy can lead to recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and other complications. Despite the strong link between patient outcomes and intraoperative decision-making, methods to evaluate these complex skills are lacking. The purpose of this study was to develop objective metrics to evaluate advanced cognitive skills during thyroidectomy and to obtain validity evidence for them. METHODS: An interactive online learning platform was developed ( www...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110082/continuous-monitoring-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
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Aitor De la Quintana Basarrate, Arantza Iglesias Martínez, Iciar Salutregui, Leire Agirre Etxabe, Ainhoa Arana González, Izaskun Yurrebaso Santamaría
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and utility of continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring for the prevention of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroidectomy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy. Variations in amplitude and distal latency of the electromyogram (EMG) were assessed. In the case of suspicious events, restorative manoeuvers were performed to attempt to recover the potentials...
November 6, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100907/feasibility-and-safety-of-nerve-stimulator-attachment-to-energy-based-devices-a-porcine-model-study
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Sung-Chan Shin, Eui-Suk Sung, Sung-Won Choi, Sung-Dong Kim, Da-Woon Jung, Seok-Hyun Kim, Jung Hoon Ro, Jin-Choon Lee, Byung-Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recently, several energy-based devices (EBDs) have been developed and applied in the context of thyroid surgery. EBDs can reduce operation time, blood loss, and postoperative pain. Compared to conventional electrocautery, EBDs operate at a relatively lower temperature and produce minimal lateral tissue damage. Yet, during device operation, the tip of the EBD is hot enough to cause thermal nerve damage, increasing the need for surgeons to be cautious about EBD application. To increase the safety of EBDs, we attached nerve stimulators to the tips of two EBDs and compared them to conventional monopolar nerve stimulation using a porcine model...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078572/continuous-intraoperative-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-monitoring-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy
#11
REVIEW
Ian Wong, Daniel K H Tong, Raymond K Y Tsang, Claudia L Y Wong, Desmond K K Chan, Fion S Y Chan, Simon Law
For squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy especially around the bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) is associated with high risk of nerve injury. This does not only result in hoarseness of voice, increase the chance of pulmonary complications, but would also affect the quality of life of patients in the long term. Methods to improve safety of lymphadenectomy are desirable. Continuous intraoperative nerve monitoring (CIONM) based on a system using vagus nerve stimulation was tested...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069877/is-robot-assisted-surgery-really-scarless-surgery-immediate-reconstruction-with-a-jejunal-free-flap-for-esophageal-rupture-after-robot-assisted-thyroidectomy
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Seong Hoon Park, Joo Hyun Kim, Jun Won Lee, Hii Sun Jeong, Dong Jin Lee, Byung Chun Kim, In Suck Suh
Esophageal perforation is a rare but potentially fatal complication of robot-assisted thyroidectomy (RAT). Herein, we report the long-term outcome of an esophageal reconstruction with a jejunal free flap for esophageal rupture after RAT. A 33-year-old woman developed subcutaneous emphysema and hoarseness on postoperative day1 following RAT. Esophageal rupture was diagnosed by computed tomography and endoscopy, and immediate surgical exploration confirmed esophageal rupture, as well as recurrent laryngeal nerve injury...
October 26, 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067943/transoral-endoscopic-total-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
T Sivakumar, R A Amizhthu
Conventional open thyroidectomy is often associated with post-operative complications including nerve damage, voice disturbances, paraesthesias, adhesions and prominent scarring. Several endoscopic surgical techniques have been reported as alternatives to conventional thyroidectomy. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is a promising approach which leaves no scar, produces few complications and affords faster discharge from care. Several studies have explored its utility in total thyroidectomy in patients with benign or malignant thyroid disease...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052179/thyroid-reoperation-using-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#14
Beata Wojtczak, Krzysztof Sutkowski, Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Marcin Barczyński, Marek Bolanowski
PURPOSE: Thyroid reoperations are at a high risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) can aid in the RLN identification and minimize the risk of its injury, in comparison with visual RLN identification. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent thyroid reoperations with and without the use of IONM. Primary endpoint was the RLN identification rate; secondary: the prevalence of RLN injury, the frequency of total thyroidectomies, and the course of the RLN...
October 19, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039144/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-via-a-vestibular-approach-why-and-how
#15
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Young Jun Chai, Ralph P Tufano, Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim
The transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a novel, scar-free surgical procedure that does not require visible incisions. Indications for TOETVA are as follows: predicted gland width on diagnostic imaging ≤10 cm; a thyroid volume outline of <45 mL or dominant nodule dimension of ≤50 mm; three or four Bethesda lesions; a primary papillary microcarcinoma without local or distant metastasis; and patient request for optimal esthetic results. Contraindications are as follows: patients unfit for general anesthesia; precedent radiation in the head, neck, upper mediastinum; antecedent neck surgery; recurrent goiter; a gland volume of >45 mL or main nodule diameter of >50 mm; and documentation of lymph node or distant metastases, tracheal/esophageal infiltration, preoperative laryngeal nerve palsy, hyperthyroidism, mediastinal goiter, or an oral abscess...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030215/analyzing-cost-effectiveness-of-neural-monitoring-in-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-recovery-course-in-thyroid-surgery
#16
Tie Wang, Hoon Yub Kim, Che-Wei Wu, Stefano Rausei, Hui Sun, Francesca Pia Pergolizzi, Gianlorenzo Dionigi
PURPOSE: The increasing use of intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery imposes an evaluation of cost-effectiveness. METHODS: The analysis estimated the cost versus utility of different alternatives that simulate nerve injury course and the consequences for the following cohorts of patients: (1) no RLN injury, or vocal fold palsy (VCP) recovery within 1 month (2), 2 months (3), 6 months (4), and after 12 months (5)...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030129/laryngeal-and-vocal-alterations-after-thyroidectomy
#17
Renata Mizusaki Iyomasa, José Vicente Tagliarini, Sérgio Augusto Rodrigues, Elaine Lara Mendes Tavares, Regina Helena Garcia Martins
INTRODUCTION: Dysphonia is a common symptom after thyroidectomy. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the vocal symptoms, auditory-perceptual and acoustic vocal, videolaryngoscopy, the surgical procedures and histopathological findings in patients undergoing thyroidectomy. METHODS: Prospective study. Patients submitted to thyroidectomy were evaluated as follows: anamnesis, laryngoscopy, and acoustic vocal assessments. Moments: pre-operative, 1st post (15 days), 2nd post (1 month), 3rd post (3 months), and 4th post (6 months)...
September 21, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024099/intrathyroidal-carotid-artery-and-nonrecurring-right-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-a-case-report
#18
Aaron Baker, Elizabeth E Cottrill, Olivia Munizza, Kathryn McGillen, Tyler McKinnon, David Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: When performing thyroidectomy, knowledge of normal anatomy and variants is vital to avoid injuring nearby structures. Typically, the bilateral carotids course posterolateral to the thyroid gland. We describe a rare variant of an intrathyroidal carotid artery, not previously described in the literature. METHODS: A 23-year-old woman with a strong family history of thyroid cancer presented with a left thyroid nodule, and a fine-needle aspiration biopsy revealing papillary thyroid carcinoma...
October 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979140/predictive-factors-and-prognosis-for-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-invasion-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#19
Wenjie Chen, Jianyong Lei, Jiaying You, Yali Lei, Zhihui Li, Rixiang Gong, Huairong Tang, Jingqiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) invasion in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is one of the main predictors of poor prognosis. The present study investigated the risk factors for RLN invasion in PTC patients. METHODS: A total of 3,236 patients who received thyroidectomy due to PTC in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Center of West China Hospital of Sichuan University were reviewed. Demographics and clinical factors, imaging examination (ultrasonography) characteristics, surgical details, postoperative pathological details, recurrence, and postoperative complications were recorded...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962821/comparison-of-emg-signals-recorded-by-surface-electrodes-on-endotracheal-tube-and-thyroid-cartilage-during-monitored-thyroidectomy
#20
Feng-Yu Chiang, I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Gregory W Randolph, Hui Sun, Kang-Dae Lee, Kyung Tae, Yong Bae Ji, Sung Won Kim, Hyoung Shin Lee, Che-Wei Wu
A variety of electromyography (EMG) recording methods were reported during intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in thyroid surgery. This study compared two surface recording methods that were obtained by electrodes on endotracheal tube (ET) and thyroid cartilage (TC). This study analyzed 205 RLNs at risk in 110 patients undergoing monitored thyroidectomy. Each patient was intubated with an EMG ET during general anesthesia. A pair of single needle electrode was inserted obliquely into the TC lamina on each side...
October 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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