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Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan and Geetha, Ramamoorthy Preventing nerve damage during thyroid surgeries. WebmedCentral. ISSN 2046-1690

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    Thyroid sugery is a potential risk for vital nerves which include recurrent laryngeal nerve and superior laryngeal nerve. Out of these two damage to recurrent laryngeal nerve leaves the patient with a hoarse voice. Situation is more disastrous if recurrent laryngeal nerve is damaged on both sides during total thyroidectomy. This leads to bilateral abductor paralysis condeming the patient to life long tracheostomy. This article discusses various preventive steps that can be taken while performing thyroidectomies to avoid injury to recurrent laryngeal nerves.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: avoiding nerve damage during thyroid surgery, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, superior laryngeal nerve injury, thyroid surgery,drtbalu, balasubramanian thiagarajan, otolaryngology online
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry > Others in Medicine and Dentistry > Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Thiagarajan Balasubramanian
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 06:45
    Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 06:45
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/962

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