Nimodipine and microsurgery induced recovery of the vocal cord after recurrent laryngeal nerve resection.

@article{Mattsson2005NimodipineAM,
  title={Nimodipine and microsurgery induced recovery of the vocal cord after recurrent laryngeal nerve resection.},
  author={Per Mattsson and G. Bj{\"o}rck and Sten Remahl and Mona B{\"a}ckdahl and Bertil Hamberger and Jonas Hydman and Mikael Svensson},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 10},
  pages={1863-5}
}
Transection of the recurrent laryngeal nerve leads to permanent palsy of the vocal cord. Experimental studies have confirmed that nimodipine increases the pace of axonal regeneration. We present a case of a 19-year-old male, suffering a thyroid cancer disease, who was subjected to unilateral resection of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgery. The nerve was repaired with a nerve graft and the patient further treated with nimodipine for 3 months. Evaluation of the patient showed… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…