Vagus nerve stimulation for standardized monitoring: technical notes for conventional and endoscopic thyroidectomy.

Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Che Wei Wu, Matteo Lavazza, Cesare Ferrari, Andrea Leotta, Sebastiano Spampatti, Francesca Rovera, Stefano Rausei, Luigi Boni, Feng Yu Chiang

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Abstract

Standardization of the intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) technique is an essential aspect of modern monitored thyroid surgery. The standardized technique involves vagal nerve stimulation. VN stimulation is useful for technical problem solving, detecting non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (non-RLN), recognizing any recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesions, and precisely predicting RLN postoperative function. Herein, we present technical notes for the VN identification to achieve the critical view of safety of the VN stimulation with or without dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Dionigi, G., Kim, H. Y., Wu, C. W., Lavazza, M., Ferrari, C., Leotta, A., Spampatti, S., Rovera, F., Rausei, S., Boni, L., & Chiang, F. Y. (2013). Vagus nerve stimulation for standardized monitoring: technical notes for conventional and endoscopic thyroidectomy. Unknown Journal, 23, 95-103.