Identification of the external laryngeal nerve: its anatomical relations to inferior constrictor muscle, superior thyroid artery, and superior pole of the thyroid gland in Thais.

@article{Taytawat2010IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the external laryngeal nerve: its anatomical relations to inferior constrictor muscle, superior thyroid artery, and superior pole of the thyroid gland in Thais.},
  author={Pongpeera Taytawat and Yadaridee Viravud and Vasana Plakornkul and Jantima Roongruangchai and Chayanit Manoonpol},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={961-8}
}
BACKGROUND The external laryngeal nerve (ELN) is not routinely identified during thyroid surgery despite clear benefits from doing so. One reason is its anatomical variations, which differ from papers to papers. There were also very few studies of ELN in Thais, especially its relation to inferior constrictor muscle and tip of superior pole of the thyroid… CONTINUE READING