Detecting and identifying nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve with the application of intraoperative neuromonitoring during thyroid and parathyroid operation.

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PURPOSE The nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare anatomical variant but associated with high risk of nerve injury during thyroid and parathyroid operations. Therefore, intraoperative detection and verification of NRLN are necessary. METHOD A total of 390 consecutive patients who underwent thyroid and parathyroid operations (310 RLNs dissected on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.11.011

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