Arteria lusoria identified on preoperative CT and nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy: a retrospective study.

@article{Hermans2003ArteriaLI,
  title={Arteria lusoria identified on preoperative CT and nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy: a retrospective study.},
  author={R. Hermans and Patricia Dewandel and Frans Debruyne and Pierre Delaere},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={113-7}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate surgical identification of nonrecurrence of the inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) during thyroidectomy in patients with an aberrant subclavian artery (a. lusoria) as seen on CT. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical files of patients treated by thyroidectomy between January 1998-December 2000 (n = 583) were retrospectively reviewed for preoperative and postoperative mobility of the vocal cords and perioperative identification of NRILN. The available preoperative CT studies (n… CONTINUE READING

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