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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Abbreviations MPT --maximum phonation time MPTa --MPT of sound a MPTs --MPT of voiceless sound s MPTz --MPT of voiced sound z GIRBAS scale --G--grade, I--instability, R--roughness, B--breathiness, A -asthenia, S --strain FO --fundamental laryngeal tone BRLNP --bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralisis
Recurrent laryngeal nerve in an uncommon position may affect the safety of thyroid operations.
Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and preservation in thyroidectomy.
Such injury results in temporary or permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP), which manifests as hoarseness in unilateral injury or life-threatening acute airway obstruction in bilateral injury.
Unilateral vocal cord paralysis: A review of CT findings, mediastinal causes, and the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.
Eventually, each recurrent laryngeal nerve enters the larynx between the inferior cornu of the thyroid cartilage and the arch of the cricoid, branching after laryngeal penetration in two-thirds of cases.
All patients were followed up for three months to observe adverse reactions, including surgical site infection, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, parathyroid crisis, hematomas and hoarseness.
Serpell, "Role of intra-operative neural monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery," ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol.
We didn't encounter any anastomotic leak, mediastinitis, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury or chylothorax, that may be because of very high number of cases i.
Imaging findings may correlate to the patient's symptomatic manifestations such as dysphonia secondary to recurrent laryngeal nerve compression or denervation.
In contrast, our patient presented with dysphagia, as well as hoarseness, which was caused by vocal fold paralysis as a result of compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and was confirmed by diagnostic imaging.
Most of unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) resulted from recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury in the past century.

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