Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring in revision thyroidectomy

@article{Prokopakis2012IntraoperativeRL,
  title={Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring in revision thyroidectomy},
  author={Emmanuel Prokopakis and Antigoni E Kaprana and Stylianos Velegrakis and Irene E Panagiotaki and Nikolaos S. Chatzakis and Heinrich Iro and George Velegrakis},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={270},
  pages={2521-2524}
}
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is one of the most important complications after thyroid and parathyroid surgery. There is controversy in the literature regarding whether or not intraoperative nerve monitoring decreases the risk of injury. We report our experience using Nerve Integrity Monitoring (NIM) system in cases of revision thyroidectomy, providing clear indications for its use. A series of 97 patients who underwent revision thyroidectomy with and without intraoperative NIM… CONTINUE READING

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