Clinically relevant anatomy of recurrent laryngeal nerve.

@article{Haller2012ClinicallyRA,
  title={Clinically relevant anatomy of recurrent laryngeal nerve.},
  author={Justin M. Haller and M. Lemańczyk Iwanik and Francis Hao-Tso Shen},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={97-100}
}
STUDY DESIGN An anatomic study of anterior cervical dissection of 11 embalmed cadavers. OBJECTIVE To determine the anatomic relationship of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) to the cervical spine and demonstrate vulnerability of the nerve during anterior surgical approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The most common complications of anterior neck surgery are dysphagia and RLN palsy. The morbidity of these complications has led to the investigation of the impact of sidedness in anterior… CONTINUE READING
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