How is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury prevented during thyroid surgery?

Updated: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury results in true vocal-fold paresis or paralysis. Deliberate intraoperative identification and preservation of the RLN minimizes the risk of injury. [1]


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