Utility of intraoperative nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery: 20-year experience with 1418 cases

Utility of intraoperative nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery: 20-year experience with 1418 cases Oral Maxillofac Surg (2017) 21:335–339 DOI 10.1007/s10006-017-0637-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE Utility of intraoperative nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery: 20-year experience with 1418 cases 1 2 1 3 4 Sameep Kadakia & Moustafa Mourad & Shirley Hu & Ryan Brown & Thomas Lee & Yadranko Ducic Received: 27 March 2017 /Accepted: 29 May 2017 /Published online: 2 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract after surgery, and postoperative nerve function was determined Purpose The efficacy of intraoperative nerve monitoring is by fiberoptic laryngoscopy. A Fisher test was used to determine controversial in the literature. This study of a single surgeon’s if nerve injury was statistically different between both groups. experience seeks to determine if the use of intraoperative Results In patients operated on without nerve monitoring, 21 nerve monitoring influences recurrent laryngeal nerve injury patients were found to have postoperative vocal fold paralysis during thyroid surgery. with nine regaining functioning. In patients operated on with Methods Six hundred fifty-seven patients with normal pre- nerve monitoring, 27 were found to have vocal fold dysfunc- operative vocal fold function underwent thyroid surgery without tion with 17 regaining function. Fisher test analysis, both with the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring from September 1997 and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Springer Journals

Utility of intraoperative nerve monitoring in thyroid surgery: 20-year experience with 1418 cases

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ISSN
1865-1550
eISSN
1865-1569
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10006-017-0637-y
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