[How to prevent recurrent nerve palsy during thyroid surgery?].

  title={[How to prevent recurrent nerve palsy during thyroid surgery?].},
  author={Christophe Tr{\'e}sallet and J. P. Chigot and Fabrice Menegaux},
  journal={Annales de chirurgie},
  volume={131 2},
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury and hypoparathyroidism can occur after thyroid surgery. The rate of RLN injury, mostly transient, ranges from 0.5% to 5% of patients. The risk is more important in patients who undergo reoperative thyroid surgery and in patients with thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism. Rationales for technique of thyroidectomy are discussed. Meticulous and reproductive surgical technique can lower the postoperative morbidity. However, the potential for RLN injury still… CONTINUE READING