Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery may result in significant morbidities like hoarseness of voice and dyspnea.
1The anatomical variations of RLN account for a majority of these injuries. Therefore, meticulous dissection of the entire course of the nerve is paramount to prevent its injury.
- Gisselsson L.
Laryngeal paralysis following thyroidectomy.
Acta Chir Scand. 1949; 99: 154-162
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Published online: May 29, 2020
Accepted: April 13, 2020