Intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery

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Comparative analysis of post-surgical neurologic complications due to motor nerves damage (recurrent laryngeal and spine nerves) during conventional and neuromonitoring-guide thyroid surgery is conducted in this clinical study. Implication of intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid as well as central neck (VI level) surgery permitted to reduce recurrence laryngeal nerve palsy more than two times ( OR = 0,32; 95% CI0,11–0,86; P = 0,028). As ultimate indication towards intraoperative neuromonitoring author consider operations associated with a high risk of motor nerve causal injury as well as fault of its visual identification.

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