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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P053 Proper Capsular Incision Can Avoid Hoarseness After Enucleation of Schwannoma From the Cervical Vagus Nerve

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):876. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.876-a

Objective: Postoperative hoarseness is the major complication after enucleation of vagus nerve schwannoma. To improve the function of phonation, we compared the incidents of hoarseness after 2 different incisions of the tumor capsule after enucleation of schwannoma of the cervical vagus nerve.

Design: Cross-sectional study using self-administered questionnaire data and medical chart review.

Setting: Tertiary cancer referral center.

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