Computed tomography is useful for preoperative identification of nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid cancer patients.

@article{Lee2011ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography is useful for preoperative identification of nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid cancer patients.},
  author={Yong Sang Lee and Eun Ju Son and Hang-Seok Chang and Woong Youn Chung and K A Nam and Cheong Soo Park},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={145 2},
  pages={204-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a risk factor for nerve injury during thyroid or parathyroid surgery and is usually associated with vascular anomalies. This study investigated the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) scans for preoperative identification of NRLN in thyroid cancer patients. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review… CONTINUE READING