ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Clinical application and results of the electrophysiological laryngeal nerves identification in surgeries in case of goiter


Background. Analysis of the results of clinical application of the developed method of laryngeal nerves electrophysiological identification.
Material and methods. Electrophysiological identification of the recurrent and superior laryngeal nerves was performed intraoperatively in 200 patients operated on goiter. A total of 354 studies of laryngeal nerves were conducted to identify them. Among them, there were 45 unilateral researches and 308 bilateral.
Results. In the first region, nerves were identified in 327 cases and unidentified – in 27 cases. In the second region, among the tissues of the surgical wound, nerves were identified in 337 studies and unidentified – in 17. Regarding unidentified nerves in 3 patients on both sides, there were two cases of thyroid cancer and one – multinodular recurrent goiter. In the third section among 354 patients, the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve was identified in 329 (92.9 %) and unidentified in 25. Unidentified nerves are those cases where the nerves are not electrophysiologically isolated among the tissues of the surgical wound, but clearly defined their places of passing. There were no intraoperative injuries of the laryngeal nerves.
Conclusions. The technology of intraoperative identification of the laryngeal nerves can identify both the recurrent and superior nerves of the larynx, or determine the probable areas of its passage and prevent their injuries during the surgery.
Keywords: laryngeal injuries, prophylaxis, intraoperative electrophysiological identification, results.

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Corresponding author:
M.I. Sheremet
Surgery Department No
1 of BSMU; Address – 58018 Chernovtsy, Holovna str., 191,
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