A new system for continuous recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring.

  title={A new system for continuous recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring.},
  author={Wolfram Lamad{\'e} and Christoph Ulmer and Andreas Seimer and Viktor Molnar and Uta Meyding-Lamad{\'e} and K. Thon and Klaus Peter Koch},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  volume={16 3},
Existing nerve monitoring devices in thyroid surgery are - except for one - mainly intermittently working nerve identification tools. We present a new vagal electrode which allows true continuous monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). The electrode was designed as a tripolar hybrid cuff electrode consisting of polyimide, gold and platinum layers embedded in a flexible silicon cuff which can be opened at the long side for introducing the nerve. It is fully implantable and atraumatic… CONTINUE READING


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