Recurrent nerve palsy after thyroid operations--principal nerve identification and a literature review.

@article{Jatzko1994RecurrentNP,
  title={Recurrent nerve palsy after thyroid operations--principal nerve identification and a literature review.},
  author={Gerhard R. Jatzko and Peter H. Lisborg and Markus G. M{\"u}ller and Viktor M. Wette},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={139-44}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis is one of the most frequent and serious complications after thyroid operation. The routine dissection and demonstration of the recurrent nerve remain controversial. In a retrospective study in an endemic region, patients operated on with principal nerve identification were investigated for vocal paralysis. METHODS Eight hundred and three consecutive goiter operations were analyzed. Because six patients had undergone isthmusectomies only, the… CONTINUE READING

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