Intraoperative Monitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in Thyroid Surgery

@article{Dralle2008IntraoperativeMO,
  title={Intraoperative Monitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in Thyroid Surgery},
  author={Henning 5 Dralle and Carsten Sekulla and Kerstin Lorenz and Michael Brauckhoff and Andreas Machens},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={1358-1366}
}
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy ranks among the leading reasons for medicolegal litigation of surgeons because of its attendant reduction in quality of life. As a risk minimization tool, intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) has been introduced to verify RLN function integrity intraoperatively. Nevertheless, a systematic evidence-based assessment of this novel health technology has not been performed. The present study was based on a systematic appraisal of the literature using evidence… CONTINUE READING
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