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Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve: An Indian Documentation

Sagaya Raj, Ravi Padmakar Deo, Azeem Mohiyuddin, Shuaib Merchant, Manaswini Ramachandra

Citation Information : Raj S, Deo RP, Mohiyuddin A, Merchant S, Ramachandra M. Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve: An Indian Documentation. Int J Head Neck Surg 2012; 3 (1):28-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1087

Published Online: 00-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose of the study

Aimed to highlight a rare anatomical variation of right recurrent laryngeal nerve and a brief review of literature.

Nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve is a rare anatomical variation with an incidence of 0.5 to 0.7% in thyroid surgery. It is difficult to identify this variation preoperatively either by imaging or by signs and symptoms, unless a vascular anomaly is suspected.

This study aims to underline the necessity of recognizing the possibility of non-RLN and also to follow a systematic dissection of recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgeries, to prevent intraoperative nerve damage.

How to cite this article

Raj S, Deo RP, Mohiyuddin A, Merchant S, Ramachandra M. Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve: An Indian Documentation. Int J Head and Neck Surg 2012;3(1):28-29.


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