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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
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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
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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/28502935/two-cases-of-neurolymphomatosis-with-fatal-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-that-were-diagnosed-with-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-fdg-pet-ct
#3
Yuichiro Ono, Yasuhiro Kazuma, Yotaro Ochi, Ryosuke Matsuoka, Yukihiro Imai, Takayuki Ishikawa
Neurolymphomatosis is a rare entity defined as nerve infiltration by neurotropic abnormal lymphocytes which can lead to the development of neuropathy, with typical presentations including pain, hypoesthesia, paresthesis and palsy. We herein report two cases where critical bilateral vocal cord paralysis due to neurolymphomatosis in recurrent nerves occurred in refractory Burkitt lymphoma and adult T-cell lymphoma patients. High-dose methotrexate and intrathecal chemotherapy injection for the nervous lesions were ineffective, and the patients died...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483222/endoscopic-management-of-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-in-newborns-and-infants
#4
Sahba Sedaghat, Mario Tapia, Felipe Fredes, Pablo Rojas
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adducted position (BVCPAd) is a severe cause of airway obstruction and usually debuts with stridor and airway distress necessitating immediate intervention. Tracheostomy has long been the gold standard for treating this condition, but has significant associated morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. New conservative procedures have emerged to treat this condition thus avoiding tracheostomy, like endoscopic anterior and posterior cricoid split (EAPCS)...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474427/robotic-thyroidectomy-and-parathyroidectomy-an-initial-experience-with-retroauricular-approach
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Mohammed Alshehri, Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Thomas Moulthrop, Emad Kandil
BACKGROUND: New approaches for robotic-assisted thyroidectomy were recently described. The purpose of this study was to present the report of our initial experience using a retroauricular approach for thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. METHODS: This is a prospective study that was conducted under institutional review board approval and all surgeries were performed by a single surgeon at a North American academic institution. Some patients underwent an additional concomitant neck lift surgery in addition to the thyroid surgery...
May 5, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460061/population-based-assessment-of-complications-following-surgery-for-thyroid-cancer
#6
Maria Papaleontiou, David T Hughes, Cui Guo, Mousumi Banerjee, Megan R Haymart
Context: As thyroid cancer incidence rises, more patients undergo thyroid surgery. Although post-operative complication rates have been reported in single institution studies, population-based data is limited. Objective: Determine thyroid cancer surgery complication rates and identify at-risk populations. Design/Setting/Patients: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database, we evaluated general complications within 30 days and thyroid surgery specific complications within one year in 27,912 patients who underwent surgery for differentiated or medullary thyroid cancer between 1998-2011...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457178/postoperative-outcomes-in-graves-disease-patients-results-from-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-database
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Gustavo A Rubio, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Tanaz M Vaghaiwalla, Punam P Parikh, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Current surgical indications for Graves' disease include intractability to medical and/or radioablative therapy, compressive symptoms and worsening ophthalmopathy. Total thyroidectomy for Graves' disease may be technically challenging and lead to untoward perioperative outcomes. This study examines outcomes in patients with Graves' disease who underwent total thyroidectomy and assesses its safety for this patient population. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2006 to 2011...
April 29, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443268/complicated-postoperative-course-after-pulmonary-artery-sling-repair-and-slide-tracheoplasty
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Angelika Weber, Birgit Donner, Marie-Hélène Perez, Stefano Di Bernardo, Daniel Trachsel, Kishore Sandu, Nicole Sekarski
Pulmonary artery sling (PAS) is a rare congenital condition in which the left pulmonary artery (LPA) arises from the right pulmonary artery, and then passes between the trachea and the esophagus to reach the left lung, thereby forming a sling around the airway. It is often associated with intrinsic tracheal stenosis due to complete cartilaginous rings. Therapeutic management nowadays consists of one-stage reimplantation of the LPA and tracheoplasty with cardiopulmonary bypass support. Here, we present a 7-week-old boy with PAS and long-segment tracheal stenosis (LSTS) who underwent surgical intervention consisting of reimplantation of the LPA and slide tracheoplasty...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442068/intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-laryngotracheal-surgery
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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
#10
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
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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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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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
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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
#19
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
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