Ansa-recurrent nerve anastomosis for vocal cord paralysis due to mediastinal lesions.

@article{Miyauchi1994AnsarecurrentNA,
  title={Ansa-recurrent nerve anastomosis for vocal cord paralysis due to mediastinal lesions.},
  author={Akira Miyauchi and Kenichi Matsusaka and Hideki Kawaguchi and Kenbu Nakamoto and Munehiro Maeda},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={1020-1}
}
Recurrent laryngeal or vagus nerve injuries in the mediastinum are repaired rarely because of technical difficulties. Impairment in phonation is especially severe in patients with respiratory dysfunction. We performed a simple and less invasive reconstruction, ansa cervicalis-recurrent laryngeal nerve anastomosis in the neck, to improve phonation in 2 patients. Although the reinnervated vocal cord did not regain normal movement, both of the patients obtained excellent improvement in phonation.