Objective: To determine if the function of the internal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve is altered after thyroidectomy.
Design: Prospective cohort of patients undergoing thyroidectomy. All patients underwent preoperative and postoperative laryngopharyngeal sensory testing.
Setting: Academic medical center.
Patients: Thirty-three patients undergoing thyroidectomy were enrolled. Patients with a history of neurological disease or dysphagia unrelated to the thyroid were excluded.
Wasserman JM, Sundaram K, Alfonso AE, Rosenfeld RM, Har-El G. P014 Determination of the Function of the Internal Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve After Thyroidectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):868. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.868-b