Injury mechanisms and electromyographic changes after injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve: Experiments in a porcine model.

BACKGROUND Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury during surgery may reveal differences in electromyographic (EMG) changes after sustained compression or traction. METHODS In 20 pigs with the NIM-FLEX EMG-endotracheal tube, EMG was recorded at baseline, during sustained RLN compression, or traction until 70% amplitude decrease and during 30 minutes of… CONTINUE READING