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Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in conventional thyroid surgery

MN, Muhammad Danial and Mahno, Noor Ezmas and Termizi, Sahrol Azmi (2023) Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in conventional thyroid surgery. Medicine and Health, 18 (7 (Suppl)). p. 25. ISSN 1823-2140 E-ISSN 2289-5728

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Introduction: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury in conventional thyroid surgery can happen in 1.5-14% of cases. The outcomes of RLN injury can range from mild hoarseness to upper airway obstruction leading to tracheostomy or intubation. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective review conducted among patients that undergone thyroid surgery in the SASMEC @IIUM from 2018- 2022. Demographic data, pathological findings, type of operation and visual identification of nerve were recorded. Factors predisposed to recurrent laryngeal nerve injury were evaluated. Preoperative laryngoscopy was performed on all patients. Descriptive analyses were performed. Results: A total of 59 nerves at risk were involved and 16 recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries were recorded. Post- operative laryngoscopy is only done when clinical suspicion of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury arises. Malignancy, size of tumor, reoperation was among the factors identified as the possible risk factors. Conclusion: The risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury may rise in malignancy, size of tumor and re-operation.

Item Type: Article (other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Conventional thyroidectomy; recurrent laryngeal nerve injury
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Noor Ezmas Mahno
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 15:45
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 15:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/110464

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