Intraoperative stimulation neuromonitoring versus intraoperative continuous electromyographic neuromonitoring in total thyroidectomy: identifying laryngeal complications.

@article{Koulouris2012IntraoperativeSN,
  title={Intraoperative stimulation neuromonitoring versus intraoperative continuous electromyographic neuromonitoring in total thyroidectomy: identifying laryngeal complications.},
  author={Charilaos Koulouris and Theodossis S. Papavramidis and Ioannis Pliakos and Nick Michalopoulos and Michalis Polyzonis and Konstantinos G Sapalidis and Isaak I Kesisoglou and George Gkoutzamanis and Spiros T. Papavramidis},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={204 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
BACKGROUND Laryngeal complications occur in thyroidectomies as a result of several factors, but especially because of nerve damage. We compared intraoperative stimulation neuromonitoring (IONM) with intraoperative continuous electromyographic neuromonitoring (IEM) to evaluate their ability to identify postoperative laryngeal complications. METHODS This prospective clinical trial included 174 patients (348 nerves) who had both IONM and IEM. We recorded age, sex, pathology, vocal fold motility… CONTINUE READING