Langenbecks Arch Surg (2017) 402:965–976 DOI 10.1007/s00423-016-1544-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Contribution of intraoperative neural monitoring to preservation of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve: a randomized prospective clinical trial 1 1 1 1 1 Mehmet Uludag & Nurcihan Aygun & Kinyas Kartal & Bulent Citgez & Evren Besler & 1 1 1 1 2 Gurkan Yetkin & Cemal Kaya & Hamdi Ozsahin & Mehmet Mihmanli & Adnan Isgor Received: 17 June 2016 /Accepted: 16 December 2016 /Published online: 29 December 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract than 2 at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively (p = 0.012, Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect p =0.015, and p = 0.02, respectively). of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) on the injury rate Conclusion IONM contributes to visual and functional iden- of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve tification of the EBSLN and decreases the rate of EBSLN (EBSLN) during thyroidectomy. injury during superior pole dissection. Routine use of IONM Methods A total of 133 consenting patients (98 female, 35 to identify the EBSLN will minimize the risk of injury during male; mean age, 45.6 ± 11.7 years) undergoing thyroidectomy thyroidectomy. were randomly assigned to
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 29, 2016
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