recurrent laryngeal nerves

recurrent laryngeal nerves

Branches of the vagus, the 10th pair of cranial nerves. The recurrent laryngeal nerves leave the main trunk low in the neck, especially on the left side, and run up again to supply the muscles of larynx concerned with phonation. One of these nerves is commonly involved in neck cancer, the first sign of which may be severe loss of voice from paralysis of one vocal cord.
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Randomized clinical trial of visualization versus neuromonitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerves during thyroidectomy.
Unilateral vocal cord paralysis: A review of CT findings, mediastinal causes, and the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.
Extrathyroidal invasions most commonly affect strap muscles, recurrent laryngeal nerves, trachea, esophagus and neck vessels2.
Therefore, vocal cord paralysis does not relieve the surgeon of his obligation to identify and preserve the recurrent laryngeal nerves, since the cause of the paralysis may be a benign disease, with a fair chance of functional recovery after surgery.
2 ms duration, but a compound muscle action potential (CMAP) was not produced and the surgeon could not visualize the recurrent laryngeal nerves because that area of the neck was avoided during surgery.
Recurrent laryngeal nerves and parathyroid glands were routinely identified on both sides.
Check laryngoscopy is often carried out following thyroidectomy to evaluate the vocal cords, to compare them with their pre-surgery status and to rule out injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerves during surgery (1,2).
Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) provides for rapid awakening and monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerves, both of which are key in thyroid surgery (5).
Intraoperative identification of recurrent laryngeal nerves in thyroid surgery by electrical stimulation.
In group A, dissection of recurrent laryngeal nerve was done as a standard procedure, exposing one or both recurrent laryngeal nerves depending upon the surgical procedure.
Davies found that the recurrent laryngeal nerves supply motor branches to the upper oesophageal pouch.

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