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Thyroidectomy Research Paper

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Thyroidectomy is a common surgery,but one which needs to be taken seriously because of the potential complicationswhich may occur. One of the most severe complications after thyroidectomy is laryngian recurrent nerve damage and the external branch of the laryngian superior nerve as well. To avoid the intraoperative nerve injury has been proposed the electrical identification and monitoring of the laryngeal recurrent nerve. A method of the procedure involves the use of two electrodes embedded in the wall of the endotracheal tube that are placed in contact with vocal cords,while the patient is intubated for general anesthesia. The vocal cords electrodes and ground wires are connected to a monitor device that is recording a visual evoked potential
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