recurrent laryngeal nerve

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re·cur·rent la·ryn·ge·al nerve

[TA]
a branch of the vagus nerve curving upward, on the right side around the root of the subclavian artery, on the left side around the arch of the aorta, then passing superiorly, posterior to the common carotid artery between the trachea and the esophagus to the larynx; it supplies cardiac, tracheal, and esophageal branches and terminates as the inferior laryngeal nerve.

re·cur·rent la·ryn·ge·al nerve

(rĕ-kŭr'ĕnt lă-rin'jē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the vagus nerve curving upward, on the right side around the root of the subclavian artery, on the left side around the arch of the aorta, then passing superiorly, posterior to the common carotid artery between the trachea and the esophagus to the larynx; it supplies cardiac, tracheal, and esophageal branches and terminates as the inferior laryngeal nerve.

recurrent laryngeal nerve

a branch of the vagus nerve in mammals which loops round the DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS and then goes forward along the trachea. Its peculiar route results from evolutionary lengthening of the neck.

Recurrent laryngeal nerve

One of two offshoots of the vagus nerve that connect to the larynx. It is located below the larynx.
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The importance of this finding is that it hints at the possibility of SES application in patients who need to have the motor neurons of their vocal folds stimulated when there is no accessibility owing to damage to the recurrent nerve (e.
Despite many excellent studies, recurrent nerve dissection has repeatedly been questioned because there was either no change or an increased risk of vocal cord paralysis.
Reducing rate of recurrent nerve paralysis by routine exposure of the nerves in thyroid gland operations.
Neck CT and thorax region MRT were performed, showing no pathology in the area of the recurrent nerve or the vagus.
36) The recurrent nerve does not innervate the larynx in birds but instead innervates the esophagus, crop, tracheal, and syringeal muscles; thus, damage to the recurrent nerves will not cause laryngeal paralysis.
Unilateral recurrent nerve palsy can result in permanent hoarseness with social disability, while bilateral damage may result in a permanent tracheotomy.
Further, certain surgical procedures, such as surgery on and around the aortic arch, carry a risk of injury to the left recurrent nerve that is located near these structures in the thorax (de Jong, Kuppersmith, Sulek, & Freidman, 2000).
Thyroid surgery is safe now unlike in the past years when it was fraught with blood loss, endocrinal imbalance, and recurrent nerve paralysis and electrolyte deficiencies.

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