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Jong W Hong, Tai S Roh, Han-Su Yoo, Hyun J Hong, Hong-Shik Choi, Hang S Chang, Cheong S Park, Young S Kim
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Management of unrecognized recurrent laryngeal nerve injury typically entails delayed phonosurgical intervention and laryngeal reinnervation, but in cases of recognized injury, nerve anastomosis has been considered standard management. However, the well-organized outcome analysis of nerve anastomosis has been insufficient. We performed immediate direct anastomosis of recurrent laryngeal nerves injured during surgery for thyroid cancer, and subsequent patient outcomes were analyzed...
June 2014: Laryngoscope
Samuel K Snyder, Terry C Lairmore, John C Hendricks, John W Roberts
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, or related central neck procedures can elucidate actual or potential mechanisms of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, especially visually intact nerves, which were previously unknown to the endocrine surgeon. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective evaluation study, 373 patients underwent 380 consecutive thyroidectomy- or parathyroidectomy-related operations using intraoperative nerve monitoring, with 666 RLNs at risk...
January 2008: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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