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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441799/-treatment-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-by-hemi-phrenic-nerve-transfer
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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/28438772/severe-vincristine-induced-polyneuropathy-in-a-teenager-with-anaplastic-medulloblastoma-and-undiagnosed-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
#2
Yasmin Aghajan, Janet M Yoon, John Ross Crawford
Severe neuropathy is a known adverse effect of vincristine in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). We present the case of a 16-year-old girl with anaplastic medulloblastoma treated with gross total resection and high-dose craniospinal radiation with adjuvant vincristine chemotherapy who developed acute-onset severe quadriplegia and vocal cord paralysis. Vincristine and radiation therapy were discontinued. Although her neuropathy slowly improved over several weeks, she developed metastatic extraneural medulloblastoma and died 5 months after diagnosis...
April 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435323/ambulatory-thyroidectomy-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416229/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-a-cause-of-contralateral-vocal-cord-hypermetabolism-on-pet-ct
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Luis Gorospe, Paola Arrieta, Astrid Lucía Santos-Carreño, Juan Martínez San Millán, Deisy Barrios-Barreto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
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
#8
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/28387647/management-of-childhood-thyroid-nodules-surgical-and-endocrinological-experience-in-more-than-one-hundred-cases
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Emre Divarcı, Ülgen Celtik, Zafer Dökümcü, Orkan Ergün, Geylani Özok, Samim Özen, Damla Gökşen Şimşek, Şükran Darcan, Nazan Çetingül, Aylin Oral, Yeşim Ertan, Bengü Demirağ, Ahmet Çelik
OBJECTIVE: The management of childhood thyroid nodules is still a big challenge for clinicians. In this study, we aimed to present our surgical and endocrinological experience in more than one hundred cases as a large experience in children. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients admitted with a thyroid nodule between 2006-2014 was performed. Detailed ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy(FNAB) were the corner stones of the diagnostic approach. RESULTS: One hundred-three children(72F,31M) with a mean age of 13...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
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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/28373476/short-and-long-term-progress-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis-after-subtotal-esophagectomy
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Hiroki Shimizu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Hirotaka Konishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji
AIM: To clarify risk factors and long-term progress of postoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis (PRNP) in patients with esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five esophageal cancer patients, who underwent subtotal esophagetomy, including recurrent laryngeal nerve lymphadenectomy, were analyzed. A laryngoscopy was routinely performed to assess the motility of vocal cords. RESULTS: PRNP was detected in 79 patients and 26 (20...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344898/the-non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-a-meta-analysis-and-clinical-considerations
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Brandon Michael Henry, Silvia Sanna, Matthew J Graves, Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Iwona M Tomaszewska, R Shane Tubbs, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (NRLN) is a rare embryologically-derived variant of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN). The presence of an NRLN significantly increases the risk of iatrogenic injury and operative complications. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive meta-analysis of the overall prevalence of the NRLN, its origin, and its association with an aberrant subclavian artery. METHODS: Through March 2016, a database search was performed of PubMed, CNKI, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, SciELO, and Web of Science...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255513/indications-for-direct-laryngoscopic-examination-of-vocal-cord-function-prior-to-anterior-cervical-surgery
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REVIEW
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/28247855/the-evaluation-of-the-complications-observed-in-patients-with-bilateral-total-and-bilateral-near-total-thyroidectomy
#14
Tolga Dinc, Selami Ilgaz Kayilioglu, Besir Simsek, Cem Emir Guldogan, Mehmet Onur Gulseren, Baris Saylam, Faruk Coskun
AIM: The objective was to compare the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) injuries in patients with bilateral total thyroidectomy (BTT) and bilateral near total thyroidectomy (BNTT) with the frequency of the hypocalcemic complications regarding the operation procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients, who underwent BTT and BNTT in our clinic between January 1999 and January 2011, were included in this retrospective clinical study...
February 24, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228872/ortner-syndrome-secondary-to-aortic-aneurysm
#15
Alexandre Semionov, John Kosiuk
Ortner syndrome refers to vocal cord paralysis resulting from compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by abnormal mediastinal vascular structures. We report a case of Ortner syndrome in a 75-year-old male secondary to aortic arch aneurysm.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190646/vocal-cord-paralysis-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-4b1-disease-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-myotubularin-related-protein-2-gene-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Alberto Andrea Zambon, Maria Grazia Natali Sora, Giovanna Cantarella, Federica Cerri, Angelo Quattrini, Giancarlo Comi, Stefano Carlo Previtali, Alessandra Bolino
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4B1 (CMT4B1) is an autosomal recessive motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy characterized by the association of early-onset neurological symptoms and typical histological findings. The natural history and the clinical variability of the disease are still poorly known, thus further clarification of the different phenotypes is needed. We report on the case of a Pakistani girl born to consanguineous parents harboring a novel mutation in the MTMR2 gene. When aged 18 months, reduced limb tone, muscle wasting associated with proximal and distal weakness prevalent in lower limbs, absence of tendon reflexes, hoarseness and inspiratory stridor were detected...
May 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145836/pediatric-thyroidectomy
#17
Curtis Hanba, Peter F Svider, Bianca Siegel, Anthony Sheyn, Mahdi Shkoukani, Ho-Sheng Lin, S Naweed Raza
Objectives/Hypothesis To evaluate hospital course and associated complications among pediatric patients undergoing thyroidectomy. Study Design and Setting Retrospective database review of the Kids' Inpatient Database (2009, 2012). Methods The Kids' Inpatient Database was evaluated for thyroidectomy patients for the years 2009 and 2012. Surgical procedure, patient demographics, length of stay, hospital charges (in US dollars), and surgical complications were evaluated. Results Of an estimated 1099 nationwide partial thyroidectomies and 1654 total thyroidectomies, females accounted for 73...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
#18
Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125944/applying-criteria-of-active-surveillance-to-low-risk-papillary-thyroid-cancer-over-a-decade-how-many-surgeries-and-complications-can-be-avoided
#19
Andrew Griffin, Juan P Brito, Manisha Bahl, Jenny K Hoang
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines acknowledged that "an active surveillance management approach can be considered as an alternative to immediate surgery" in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of PTC that would meet the criteria for active surveillance and the surgeries and complications that could have been avoided. METHODS: A total of 681 patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroid surgery from 2003 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123487/brain-derived-and-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-fusion-protein-immobilization-to-laminin
#20
Baoxin Wang, Junjie Yuan, Jiafeng Xu, Xinwei Chen, Xinjiang Ying, Pin Dong
Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve often causes hoarseness, dyspnea, dysphagia, and sometimes asphyxia due to vocal cord paralysis which result in a reduction of quality of life. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) play critical roles in peripheral nerve regeneration. However, methods for efficiently delivering these molecules are lacking, which limits their use in clinical applications. The present study reports an effective strategy for targeting BDNF and GDNF to laminin by fusing the N-terminal domains of these molecules with agrin (NtA)...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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