Surgical management of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroidectomy: American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement

Christopher E. Fundakowski, Nathan W. Hales, Nishant Agrawal, Marcin Barczyński, Pauline M. Camacho, Dana M. Hartl, Emad Kandil, Whitney E. Liddy, Travis J. McKenzie, John C. Morris, John A. Ridge, Rick Schneider, Jonathan Serpell, Catherine F. Sinclair, Samuel K. Snyder, David J Terris, R. Michael Tuttle, Che Wei Wu, Richard J. Wong, Mark ZafereoGregory W. Randolph

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Abstract

“I have noticed in operations of this kind, which I have seen performed by others upon the living, and in a number of excisions, which I have myself performed on the dead body, that most of the difficulty in the separation of the tumor has occurred in the region of these ligaments…. This difficulty, I believe, to be a very frequent source of that accident, which so commonly occurs in removal of goiter, I mean division of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.” Sir James Berry (1887).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-675
Number of pages13
JournalHead and Neck
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Ligament of Berry
  • laryngeal
  • nerve
  • recurrent
  • thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Fundakowski, C. E., Hales, N. W., Agrawal, N., Barczyński, M., Camacho, P. M., Hartl, D. M., Kandil, E., Liddy, W. E., McKenzie, T. J., Morris, J. C., Ridge, J. A., Schneider, R., Serpell, J., Sinclair, C. F., Snyder, S. K., Terris, D. J., Tuttle, R. M., Wu, C. W., Wong, R. J., ... Randolph, G. W. (2018). Surgical management of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroidectomy: American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement. Head and Neck, 40(4), 663-675. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.24928