Thyroid tumors with preoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy: clinicopathologic features and treatment outcome.


BACKGROUND The aim of this present study is to define the significance of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) detected before surgery for thyroid diseases with regard to the incidence of malignancy, histopathologic distribution, extrathyroidal invasion, management, and prognosis. METHODS Six hundred and twenty-two patients underwent operation for… (More)