The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl

Steven R. Bomeli, Beata Wojtczak, Hisham Abdullah, Romain E. Kania, David J Terris

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Abstract

The tubercle of Zuckerkandl is the posterior and lateral projection of the thyroid gland. It was originally described by anatomists, and later became of interest to thyroid and parathyroid surgeons because of its close proximity to the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the superior parathyroid gland. It is more frequently found on the right side of the body, and when found bilaterally it is often larger on the right. It has been postulated that an enlarged tubercle of Zuckerkandl can cause symptoms of compression even in the absence of a large goiter, but it is clinically significant because of its use as a landmark for finding the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the superior parathyroid gland during surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages95-101
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319277271
ISBN (Print)9783319277257
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2016

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Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Parathyroid Glands
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Anatomists
Goiter
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve
  • Superior parathyroid gland
  • Tubercle
  • Zuckerkandl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Bomeli, S. R., Wojtczak, B., Abdullah, H., Kania, R. E., & Terris, D. J. (2016). The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl. In The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves (pp. 95-101). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27727-1_9

The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl. / Bomeli, Steven R.; Wojtczak, Beata; Abdullah, Hisham; Kania, Romain E.; Terris, David J.

The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves. Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 95-101.

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Bomeli, SR, Wojtczak, B, Abdullah, H, Kania, RE & Terris, DJ 2016, The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl. in The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves. Springer International Publishing, pp. 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27727-1_9
Bomeli SR, Wojtczak B, Abdullah H, Kania RE, Terris DJ. The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl. In The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves. Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 95-101 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27727-1_9
Bomeli, Steven R. ; Wojtczak, Beata ; Abdullah, Hisham ; Kania, Romain E. ; Terris, David J. / The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the tubercle of Zuckerkandl. The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves. Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 95-101
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