The recurrent laryngeal nerve related to thyroid surgery.

@article{Sturniolo1999TheRL,
  title={The recurrent laryngeal nerve related to thyroid surgery.},
  author={Giovanni Sturniolo and Claudio D'Alia and Agata Tonante and Ettore Gagliano and Filippo Taranto and Maria Grazia Lo Schiavo},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={177 6},
  pages={485-8}
}
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic injury of inferior laryngeal nerve is one of the most serious concerns in thyroid surgery. Paralysis of vocal cords is a common sequela of thyroidectomy. It represents a serious complication inducing, when bilateral, serious functional sequelae such as phonatory, respiratory and psychological problems that limit working capacities and social relationships of patients. We carried out an intraoperative study aimed to define anatomical relationships between the recurrent… CONTINUE READING

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