Intraoperative neuromonitoring of thyroid gland operations – is it necessary to monitor the superior laryngeal nerve?

Kathleen Klinge, Gerhard Förster, Lesser Thomas & Müller Andreas
We examined 23 patients after thyroid gland surgery who showed a paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, the superior laryngeal nerve or both. Postoperative symptoms such as aspiration, dyspnoea and hoarseness had been documented. It was found that a paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve is often[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]