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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/28599967/challenging-surgical-dogma-in-the-management-of-proximal-esophageal-atresia-with-distal-tracheoesophageal-fistula-outcomes-from-the-midwest-pediatric-surgery-consortium
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Dave R Lal, Samir K Gadepalli, Cynthia D Downard, Daniel J Ostlie, Peter C Minneci, Ruth M Swedler, Thomas H Chelius, Laura Cassidy, Cooper T Rapp, Deborah Billmire, Steven Bruch, R Carland Burns, Katherine J Deans, Mary E Fallat, Jason D Fraser, Julia Grabowski, Ferdynand Hebel, Michael A Helmrath, Ronald B Hirschl, Rashmi Kabre, Jonathan Kohler, Matthew P Landman, Charles M Leys, Grace Z Mak, Jessica Raque, Beth Rymeski, Jacqueline M Saito, Shawn D St Peter, Daniel von Allmen, Brad W Warner, Thomas T Sato
PURPOSE: Perioperative management of infants with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is frequently based on surgeon experience and dogma rather than evidence-based guidelines. This study examines whether commonly perceived important aspects of practice affect outcome in a contemporary multi-institutional cohort of patients undergoing primary repair for the most common type of esophageal atresia anomaly, proximal EA with distal TEF. METHODS: The Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium conducted a multicenter, retrospective study examining selected outcomes on infants diagnosed with proximal EA with distal TEF who underwent primary repair over a 5-year period (2009-2014), with a minimum 1-year follow up, across 11 centers...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590308/perioperative-factors-related-to-the-severity-of-vocal-cord-paralysis-after-thoracic-cardiovascular-surgery-a-retrospective-review
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Hiroki Taenaka, Sho Carl Shibata, Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Tatsuyuki Imada, Akinori Uchiyama, Yuji Fujino
BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paralysis (VCP) is a rare complication of thoracic cardiovascular surgery. In severe cases, life-threatening airway obstruction may occur. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and severity of VCP among patients who underwent thoracic cardiovascular surgery and to identify possible risk factors. DESIGN: Single-centre retrospective review of adult patients. SETTING: Osaka University Hospital, Suita, Japan, from January 2013 to August 2015...
July 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#5
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/28559644/severe-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-as-initial-manifestation
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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/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
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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
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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
#12
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...
June 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
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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
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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
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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
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