Trifurcation of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: A Case Report


Ulusahin M. , ÇEKİÇ A. B. , Bodur M. S. , Tomas K., Arslan M. K.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, cilt.56, ss.78-80, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/haseki.69885
  • Dergi Adı: HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.78-80

Özet

Nowadays, thyroidectomy is a frequently performed type of surgery. Although thyroid operations are generally performed without complications, there may be many anatomic variation and complications related with them. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) paralysis is a frightening complication of thyroid surgery. For preventing this complication, having a good knowledge and experience about this small anatomic region is necessary. In this paper, we present a case of RLN variation identified in a 36-year-old female patient with multinodular goiter. Thyroidectomy was decided after examinations performed due to palpable swelling in the neck, then, three-branched left RLN was found after proper dissection and preserved during thyroidectomy operation. No complication was observed in the postoperative period and the patient was discharged next day.