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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631451/accuracy-of-transcutaneous-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-detecting-vocal-cord-paralysis-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period-after-total-thyroidectomy
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Marcos de Miguel, Eva M Peláez, Enric Caubet, Óscar González, Mercedes Velasco, Lidia Rigual
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound (TLUS) has emerged as a promising imaging tool for vocal cord examination in patients undergoing thyroid surgery. The focus of this prospective, double-blind study was to assess the accuracy of TLUS in the diagnosis of vocal cord paralysis in the immediate postoperative period following total thyroidectomy. METHODS: The study included 93 patients undergoing total thyroidectomy and assessed by videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL) and TLUS...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623857/vincristine-induced-neuropathy-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-oman-frequent-autonomic-and-more-severe-cranial-nerve-involvement
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Hanan F Nazir, Amna AlFutaisi, Mathew Zacharia, Mohamed Elshinawy, Surekha T Mevada, Abdulhakim Alrawas, Doaa Khater, Deepali Jaju, Yasser Wali
BACKGROUND: Vincristine (VCR) induced peripheral neuropathy is a common complication in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PROCEDURES: A retrospective data analysis over an interval of 10 years (2006-2016) of all children with ALL seen at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital was carried out. Electronic medical records of eligible patients were reviewed. Patients with clinical evidence of neuropathy and abnormal nerve conduction studies (NCSs) were included in the study...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612098/measurement-of-the-maximum-frequency-of-electroglottographic-fluctuations-in-the-expiration-phase-of-volitional-cough-as-a-functional-test-for-cough-efficiency
#3
Toshihiko Iwahashi, Makoto Ogawa, Kiyohito Hosokawa, Chieri Kato, Hidenori Inohara
The hypotheses of the present study were that the maximum frequency of fluctuation of electroglottographic (EGG) signals in the expiration phase of volitional cough (VC) reflects the cough efficiency and that this EGG parameter is affected by impaired laryngeal closure, expiratory effort strength, and gender. For 20 normal healthy adults and 20 patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), each participant was fitted with EGG electrodes on the neck, had a transnasal laryngo-fiberscope inserted, and was asked to perform weak/strong VC tasks while EGG signals and a high-speed digital image of the larynx were recorded...
June 13, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#4
Gaosong Wu, Kun Wang
BACKGROUND: Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was presented to our department with a nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and she reported no voice changes. She had no history of surgery or radiation to the head or neck. Fine-needle aspiration was recorded as papillary thyroid carcinoma...
June 2, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577127/utility-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-20-year-experience-with-1418-cases
#5
Sameep Kadakia, Moustafa Mourad, Shirley Hu, Ryan Brown, Thomas Lee, Yadranko Ducic
PURPOSE: The efficacy of intraoperative nerve monitoring is controversial in the literature. This study of a single surgeon's experience seeks to determine if the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring influences recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroid surgery. METHODS: Six hundred fifty-seven patients with normal pre-operative vocal fold function underwent thyroid surgery without the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring from September 1997 to January 2007, while 761 patients underwent thyroid surgery from February 2007 to February 2016 with routine use of nerve monitoring...
June 2, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559644/severe-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-as-initial-manifestation
#6
Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Marco Antonio Alba, Gabriel Tona
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 16 year-old female who presented with initial ear, nose and throat manifestations who later progressed to severe renal disease, requiring hemodialysis after 11 months of unique laryngeal involvement. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Unilateral vocal cord paralysis without other symptoms or signs, but with positive perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and anti-myeloperoxidase autoantibodies, followed an unfavorable course months later with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...
March 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530217/-phonosurgical-methods-of-treatment-in-unilateral-vocal-folds-paralysis
#7
REVIEW
Bozena Kosztyła-Hojna, Greta Berger, Maciej Zdrojkowski
Glottal insufficiency (GI) is a cause of breathy voice that can profoundly affect quality of voice. Main causes are unilateral vocal fold paralysis or endoscopic cordectomy for the early treatment of laryngeal cancer of the glottis. The main strategy in surgical treatment is type I medialization thyroplasty according to Isshiki with the use of implants e.g. silastic, hydroxyapatite, titanium, Gore-Tex or Montgomery. Other procedures are arytenoid adduction, the injection laryngoplasty via thyrohyoid and cricothyroid approach and laryngeal reinnervation...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
#8
Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528013/congenital-h-type-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-multicenter-review-of-outcomes-in-a-rare-disease
#9
Sara C Fallon, Jacob C Langer, Shawn D St Peter, KuoJen Tsao, Caroline M Kellagher, Dave R Lal, Jill S Whitehouse, Diana L Diesen, Michael D Rollins, Elizabeth Pontarelli, Marcus M Malek, Corey W Iqbal, Jeffrey S Upperman, Charles M Leys, Mark L Wulkan, Sarah J Hill, Martin L Blakely, Timothy D Kane, David E Wesson
OBJECTIVE: To perform a multicenter review of outcomes in patients with H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) in order to better understand the incidence and causes of post-operative complications. BACKGROUND: H-type TEF without esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare anomaly with a fundamentally different management algorithm than the more common types of EA/TEF. Outcomes after surgical treatment of H-type TEF are largely unknown, but many authoritative textbooks describe a high incidence of respiratory complications...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522763/aortic-arch-compliance-and-idiopathic-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#10
Reza Behkam, Kara E Roberts, Andrew J Bierhals, M Eileen Jacobs, Julia D Edgar, Randal C Paniello, Gayle Woodson, Jonathan P Vande Geest, Julie M Barkmeier-Kraemer
Unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVP) occurs related to recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) impairment associated with impaired swallowing, voice production, and breathing functions. The majority of UVP cases occur subsequent to surgical intervention with approximately 12-42% having no known cause for the disease (i.e., idiopathic). Approximately 2/3 of those with UVP exhibit left-sided injury with the average onset at 50 years of age or older in those diagnosed as idiopathic. Given the association between the RLN and the subclavian and aortic arch vessels, we hypothesized that changes in vascular tissues would result in increased aortic compliance in idiopathic left-sided UVP patients compared to those without UVP...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506414/unintentional-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injuries-following-thyroidectomy-is-it-the-surgeon-who-pays-the-bill
#11
REVIEW
C Gambardella, A Polistena, A Sanguinetti, R Patrone, S Napolitano, D Esposito, D Testa, V Marotta, A Faggiano, P G Calò, N Avenia, G Conzo
BACKGROUND: Thyroidectomy is one of the most common intervention in general surgery and, after the turn of the century, its rate has sharply increased, along with a worldwide increased incidence of differentiated thyroid cancers. Therefore, injuries of the recurrent laryngeal nerve have become one of the most frequent cause of surgical malpractice claims, mostly following surgery for benign pathology. MAIN BODY: Even if the incidence of definitive paralysis is generally lower than 3%, during the last 20 years in Italy, the number of claims for damages has sharply raised...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485294/medialization-thyroplasty-in-glottis-insufficiency-due-to-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-and-after-laser-cordectomies-preliminary-report
#12
Anna Rzepakowska, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Kazimierz Niemczyk
Medialization thyroplasty (type I) is surgical procedure performed on the thyroid cartilage. The major indication for this surgery is significant glottis insufficiency due to unilateral vocal fold paresis. However the proce¬dure is also performed after vocal fold resections during cordectomy. THE AIM: The evaluation of voice results in patients after medialisation throplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In Otolaryngology Department of Medical University of Warsaw there were performed so far 8 thyroplasty procedures under local anaesthesia with implantation of medical silicon protesis...
February 28, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462766/vocal-fold-paresis-a-debilitating-and-underdiagnosed-condition
#13
G Harris, C O'Meara, C Pemberton, J Rough, P Darveniza, S Tisch, I Cole
OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical signs of vocal fold paresis on laryngeal videostroboscopy, to quantify its impact on patients' quality of life and to confirm the benefit of laryngeal electromyography in its diagnosis. METHODS: Twenty-nine vocal fold paresis patients were referred for laryngeal electromyography. Voice Handicap Index 10 results were compared to 43 patients diagnosed with vocal fold paralysis. Laryngeal videostroboscopy analysis was conducted to determine side of paresis...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457042/bilateral-anterior-opercular-syndrome
#14
Rohan Sequeira, Sham Kamble, Amol Bhore, Ashwini Ronghe
Opercular syndrome, also known as Foix-Chavany-Marie syndrome, is characterised by paralysis of the facial, masticatory, pharyngeal, laryngeal, brachial and tongue muscles. It is a cortical form of pseudobulbar palsyo which is commonly caused by a vascular aetiology. The clinical presentation is anarthria, weakness of voluntary muscles involving face, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and masticatory muscles. However, autonomic reflexes and emotional functions of these structures are preserved. We report a case of a 61 year old man who had difficulty in chewing, swallowing and vocalising since one and a half month, which on imaging was found to be opercular syndrome...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442068/intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-laryngotracheal-surgery
#15
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/28441799/-treatment-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-by-hemi-phrenic-nerve-transfer
#16
W Song, M Li, H L Zheng, L Sun, S C Chen, D H Chen, F Liu, M H Zhu, C Y Zhang, W Wang
Objective: To investigate the surgical effect of reinnervation of bilateral posterior cricoarytenoid muscles(PCA) with left hemi-phrenic nerve and endoscopic laser arytenoid resection in bilateral vocal cord fold paralysis(BVFP) and to analyze the pros and cons of the two methods. Methods: One hundred and seventeen BVFP patients who underwent reinnervation of bilateral PCA using the left hemi-phrenic nerve approach (nerve group, n=52) or laser arytenoidectomy(laser group, n=65) were enrolled in this study from Jan...
April 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/28435323/ambulatory-thyroidectomy-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
#17
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/28434284/injection-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-for-unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis
#18
Takeharu Kanazawa, Kazuya Kurakami, Kazutaka Kashima, Ujimoto Konomi, Daigo Komazawa, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Koji Matsushima, Yusuke Akagi, Kiyoshi Misawa, Hiroshi Nishino, Yusuke Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) not only induces severe dysphonia, but aspiration as well. Although laryngeal framework surgery is usually performed to treat this condition, the procedure is not tolerated by some patients. In the previous study, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) injections for vocal cord scarring and sulcus have been reported to provide favorable outcomes while being minimally invasive. In this study, the authors retrospectively investigated phonological outcomes after bFGF injection in patients with UVCP...
April 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417660/anatomic-characteristics-identification-and-protection-of-the-nonrecurrent-laryngeal-nerve-during-thyroidectomy
#19
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/28416345/laryngeal-function-preserving-operation-for-t4a-laryngeal-cancer-with-vocal-cord-paralysis-a-case-report
#20
Yukinori Asada, Koreyuki Kurosawa, Ko Matsumoto, Takahiro Goto, Kengo Katoh, Takayuki Imai, Shigeru Saijo, Kazuto Matsuura
For locally advanced laryngeal cancers, the standard treatment of choice is chemoradiotherapy if organ function needs to be conserved. Surgical treatment with larynx preservation is conducted only for limited cases. For locally advanced laryngeal cancers such as those with vocal cord fixation and/or cricoid cartilage destruction, there is no apparent standardized organ-preserving surgery keeping the essential laryngeal functions, viz. the airway, deglutition and articulation, uncompromized. Recently, our surgical team saw a patient with T4a advanced laryngeal cancer with vocal cord fixation who aspired to maintain his laryngeal function...
April 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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