Prospective electromyographic evaluation of functional postthyroidectomy voice and swallowing symptoms

Celestino Pio Lombardi, Lucia D'Alatri, Carmela De Crea, Marco Raffaelli, Maria Raffaella Marchese, Daria Maccora, Mr Monaco

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Abstract

Voice and swallowing symptoms following thyroidectomy in the absence of any demonstration of laryngeal nerves injury are usually considered a functional outcome of uncomplicated operations, mainly related to scar formation and emotional reaction. They could be related to unapparent laryngeal nerve or cricothyroid (CT) muscle injuries detectable only by laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). We correlated such symptoms with LEMG patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1354-1360
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • electromyographic
  • swallowing symptoms

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