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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However, routine identification of the parathyroid glands and recurrent nerves has not always been accepted.
Laryngeal recurrent nerve injury in surgery for benign thyroid diseases: effect of nerve dissection and impact of individual surgeon in more than 27,000 nerves at risk.
Thus, it seems more difficult to spot laryngeal recurrent nerves and parathyroid glands.
In the literature, the use of a monitoring of recurrent nerves is not of a great contribution in reducing the risk of lesion of these nerves during a reoperative thyroidectomy [2].
These were lymphorrhea, permanent hypocalcaemia, and permanent recurrent nerve palsy, in one case, respectively (3.3%, resp.).
(5-9) Any of these pathologies can destroy, compress, or stretch the vagal nerves, the thoracic sympathetic outflow, and the laryngeal recurrent nerves. The left laryngeal recurrent nerve, in particular, is more commonly affected than the right nerve by a pathologic mediastinal process because of its longer intrathoracic course around the aortic arch.
Therefore many types of lesions along the branches of cranial nerve X pathway particularly the laryngeal recurrent nerves may result in paralysis of the vocal cord.3 Dysphonia condition due to vocal cord dysfunction must included diseases of the mediastinum the neck and the brain stem.
The recurrent nerves, pre and postoperative vocal cord check is extremely important and one must review one's results.
The recurrent nerves were also tightly adhered to the trachea (Fig 4).
Other possible complications of tracheal resection and anastomosis include injury to the recurrent nerves resulting from surgical manipulation or radical resection.
Limiting the extent of neck exploration reduces the incidence of trauma to the normal parathyroids and recurrent nerves and lowers the incidence of permanent hypoparathyroidsm to near zero.
These authors reported that unilateral exploration produced a lower incidence of morbid postoperative hypocalcemia and recurrent nerve injury, caused less destruction of tissue planes, and required a shorter operating time.

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