Il nervo ricorrente che non ricorre. Esperienza personale

Sciumè, Carmelo and Geraci, Girolamo and Pisello, Franco and Li Volsi, Francesco and Facella, Tiziana and Licata, Antonella and Modica, Giuseppe D. (2005) Il nervo ricorrente che non ricorre. Esperienza personale. Il giornale di chirurgia, 26 (11/12). pp. 434-437. ISSN 1971-145x

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Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid or parathyroid surgery is the most common iatrogenic cause of vocal cord paralysis. Identification of the RLNs and meticulous surgical technique can significantly decrease the incidence of this complication. Nonrecurrent RLNs (NRRLNs) are exceedingly rare. Surgeons need to be aware of their position to avoid injuries. PATIENT AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 263 right RLN exposures (and 251 left RNL) over a 5-year period was performed. RESULTS: Two NRRLNs were encountered, for an incidence of 0.39% (0.76% only for right dissection), without anatomic anomalies on the left side. The nerve anomaly was never preoperatively diagnosed. CONCLUSION: NRRLNs are rare and is associated with a right subclavian artery arising from distal aortic arch. Awareness of their existence and correct surgical technique will prevent the surgeon from accidentally lesion of NRRLN one if it is encountered during thyroid or parathyroid surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nervo laringeo inferiore non ricorrente, Tiroidectomia, Anatomia; Non recurrent laryngeal nerve, Thyroidectomy, Anatomy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 08:48
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 08:48

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