The usefulness of preoperative computed tomography and intraoperative neuromonitoring identification of the nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve

@article{Cai2012TheUO,
  title={The usefulness of preoperative computed tomography and intraoperative neuromonitoring identification of the nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve},
  author={Qian Cai and Zhong Guan and Xiaoming Huang and Jianpeng Yuan and Yong Pan and Yiqing Zheng and Maojin Liang and Shaochong Fan},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={270},
  pages={2135-2140}
}
The objective of this study was to avoid the nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRLN) injury during surgery, we performed preoperative CT examinations to determine the variation in abnormal course of the right subclavian artery as an indictor of the presence of the NRLN and used intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) to identify nerve. Preoperative thyroid CT examinations were performed in 783 thyroid surgery patients. The imaging characteristics that suggested the presence of the NRLN were… CONTINUE READING