A RARE CASE: NON-RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE


Ulusahin M. , Tomas K., Arslan M. K.

JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.5, no.3, pp.218-220, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.857938
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-220
  • Keywords: Inferior, Non-recurrent, Laryngeal nerve, Thyroidectomy, Nerve exploration, THYROID-SURGERY, IDENTIFICATION

Abstract

Non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a very rare nerve variation seen during thyroidectomy. Identification and preservation of this nerve is crucial for post-operative life of the patient. In this paper, we presented a 55-year old female patient with right NRLN identified during operation performed due to multinodular goiter (MNG). This presented case was intraoperatively identified as NRLN during right lobe dissection and it was preserved through its course until entrance to the larynx with careful dissection. Patient was discharged at first postoperative day without problem during postoperative monitoring. Anatomic variations may cause nerve damage; therefore identification and preservation with careful dissection have utmost importance.