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Surgical Anatomy
August 2001

August 2001

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(8):949. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.8.949

The nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve is a variant in which the nerve passes from the vagus directly into the larynx at the level of the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage. This variant occurs in 1 of every 200 cases, is almost always on the right side, and is frequently associated with an aberrant right subclavian artery.1

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