Recurrent laryngeal nerve afferents and their role in laryngospasm.

Abstract

Airway protection is a critical and phylogeneticaly old function of the larynx. Therefore, the sensory supply to the larynx is extensive, including afferent nerve endings in the mucosa, muscles, and joints. The majority of afferent fibers are in the distribution of superior laryngeal nerve (SLN). The afferents of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) have… (More)

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@article{Sercarz1995RecurrentLN, title={Recurrent laryngeal nerve afferents and their role in laryngospasm.}, author={Joel A. Sercarz and Semiramis Nasri and Bruce R. Gerratt and Susanne Fyfe and Gerald S. Berke}, journal={American journal of otolaryngology}, year={1995}, volume={16 1}, pages={49-52} }