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81st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

12.05. - 16.05.2010, Wiesbaden

Intraoperative neuromonitoring of thyroid gland operations – is it necessary to monitor the superior laryngeal nerve?

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Kathleen Klinge - SRH Gera, Germany
  • Gerhard Förster - SRH Gera, Germany
  • Lesser Thomas - SRH Gera, Germany
  • Müller Andreas - SRH Gera, Germany

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 81st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Wiesbaden, 12.-16.05.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10hno005

DOI: 10.3205/10hno005, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-10hno0050

Published: July 6, 2010

© 2010 Klinge et al.
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Outline

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We examined 23 patients after thyroid gland surgery who showed a paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, the superior laryngeal nerve or both. Postoperative symptoms such as aspiration, dyspnoea and hoarseness had been documented. It was found that a paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve is often associated with a paresis of the superior laryngeal nerve. As we only examined patients with postoperative problems it is necessary to review all patients after thyroid gland operations to find out the real incidence of the paresis of the superior laryngeal nerve.


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