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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-57

Expect the unexpected: Nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve


1 Department of ENT, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Surgery, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Vaidyanathan
Department of ENT, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka-575 018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.96050

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Injury to recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in thyroid surgeries is the single most high morbid complication making thyroid surgery challenging. Presence of nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (nRLN) increases the risk of injury many folds. Sound anatomical knowledge of this variant course can help the surgeon avert disaster.


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