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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P014 Determination of the Function of the Internal Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve After Thyroidectomy

Author Affiliations

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):868. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.868-b

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.

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