The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a meta-analysis and clinical considerations

  title={The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a meta-analysis and clinical considerations},
  author={Brandon Michael Henry and Silvia Sanna and Matthew J Graves and Jens Vikse and Beatrice Sanna and Iwona M Tomaszewska and R Shane Tubbs and Jerzy Andrzej Walocha and Krzysztof A Tomaszewski},
BACKGROUND The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (NRLN) is a rare embryologically-derived variant of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN). The presence of an NRLN significantly increases the risk of iatrogenic injury and operative complications. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive meta-analysis of the overall prevalence of the NRLN, its origin, and its association with an aberrant subclavian artery. METHODS Through March 2016, a database search was performed of PubMed, CNKI, ScienceDirect… CONTINUE READING
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