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


Authors: Fundakowski, C. E.; Hales, N. W.; Agrawal, N.; Barczynski, 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.; Zafereo, M.; Randolph, G. W.
Article Title: Surgical management of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroidectomy: American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement
Abstract: quot;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.quot; Sir James Berry (1887).
Keywords: Thyroidectomy; Ligament of Berry; laryngeal; nerve; recurrent
Journal Title: Head neck
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1097-0347; 1043-3074
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2018
Start Page: 663
End Page: 675
Language: eng
DOI/URL:
Notes: LR: 20180313; CI: (c) 2018; JID: 8902541; OTO: NOTNLM; 2017/05/07 00:00 [received]; 2017/07/20 00:00 [accepted]; 2018/02/21 06:00 [pubmed]; 2018/02/21 06:00 [medline]; 2018/02/21 06:00 [entrez]; ppublish
LUC Authors
  1. Pauline Camacho
    25 Camacho