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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Seiler, "Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after thyroid gland surgery," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Unilateral vocal cord paralysis: A review of CT findings, mediastinal causes, and the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.RadioGraphics.
Recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis and paralysis is perhaps the most feared complication of thyroid surgery.
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.
The incidence of Injuries to the recurrent laryngeal nerve has been reported between 1% to 2% from different thyroid surgery centres when performed by experienced neck surgeons.
Objectives: To assess recurrent laryngeal nerve injury risk during thyroidectomy with and without routine identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgery.
Specific symptoms can include recurrent chest infections not responding to antibiotic treatment, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, chest pain due to chest wall infiltration or pleural effusion and hoarseness due to recurrent laryngeal nerve infiltration.
"Despite today's methods for a safe thyroidectomy, concern over permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and permanent hypoparathyroidism as a result of the hypervascularity of the thyroid gland prevents some physicians from recommending surgical therapy for Grave's disease," Dr.
Two published case reports described palliation of disease after Seihai-to therapy for refractory aspiration pneumonia caused by recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and cerebrovascular disease.
The inferior paraganglia, located near the lateral margin of the cricoid cartilage in the cricotracheal membrane, are associated with the recurrent laryngeal nerve (1, 3).
The clinical presentation is varied and ranges from an incidental finding on imaging or physical examination in the asymptomatic patient to a neck mass with compressive symptoms, recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, and sometimes hyperparathyroidism.
Computed tomography (CT) of the neck and thorax was performed which showed no lesions along the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.

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